Don’t walk these streets alone By Gem Seddon
August 25th 2014
Toontown - Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
The City: A town located just outside of Hollywood where the animated thespians of showbiz reside.
Stepford - The Stepford Wives (1975)
The City: A seemingly idyllic Connecticut suburb. The women of the town dress impeccably, have perfectly trimmed hedges and have no objections to... well, anything.
Interzone - Naked Lunch (1991)
The City: A hallucinatory world of hedonism that’s like the metropolis offspring of Las Vegas and an old French dungeon.
Dome City - Logan’s Run (1976)
The City: A future utopian world operated completely by computers. Beneath the giant domes, all citizens wear lycra jumpsuits, no-one grows old, and everyone is encouraged to behave like they’re at university.
Antonio Bay - The Fog (1980)
The City: Like all close-knit communities, this coastal town in California has a dark secret that may somehow be connected to the shifting weather.
Halloween Town - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The City: A horrifying claymation cityscape populated by every type of monster you feared as a child, from the Pumpkin King Jack Skellington to Oogie Boogie. He’s made of bugs, don’t you know.
The City - City Of The Lost Children (1995)
The City: An anonymous portside town that’s part-circus and part-dystopia that imparts the overall feeling of a child-like dream turned nightmare.
Midwich - Village Of The Damned (1960)
The City: A sleepy English town whose inhabitants all experience a loss of consciousness at the same time. Springtime allergies, or something more sinister?
Summerisle - The Wicker Man (1973)
The City: An island off the coast of Scotland, their spectacular volcanic ash allows residents to win a host of prize-winning vegetable contests. They’re also a little infatuated with pagan fertility rituals.
‘Salem’s Lot - Salems Lot (1978)
The City: Located in Maine, the humble township of ‘Salem’s Lot was founded by a cult leader whose dark proclivities began the town’s lifelong relationship with the supernatural.
Metropolis - Man Of Steel (2013)
The City: One of the world’s largest cities, Metropolis is home to worldwide conglomerate Lexcorp and global news giant, The Daily Planet. Superman’s presence is strongly felt, and one of the reasons it often comes under attack.
Haddonfield - Halloween (1978)
The City: A quiet Illnois suburb where kids ride their bikes, teenage girls gossip about boys, and babysitters have a hard time with their work environment.
Mordor - The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King (2003)
The City: A mecca for Frodo and co., Mordor is a dark, scrubby wasteland where the most feared evil in all of Middle Earth resides.
Hobb’s End - In The Mouth Of Madness (1995)
The City: An exact replica of a town sprung from the imagination of horror author Sutter Cane, where the rules of reality are suspended.
Woodsboro - Scream (1996)
The City: A sleepy Californian town, Woodsboro has its fair share of drama in spite of its picturesque appeal.
Perfection - Tremors (1990)
The City: Nestled in a desert valley, Perfection is a small, tight-knit community with a few scattered stores and homesteads.
Newton Haven - The World’s End (2013)
The City: An English country town that every Brit recalls from their youth with misty nostalgic eyes. Even if they grew up in London. A preponderance of pubs makes it a perfect destination for getting away and getting sozzled.
Crystal Lake - Friday The 13th (1980)
The City: An oasis away from the stresses of teenage life, Crystal Lake is a beatific town with a lakeside camping facility that continues to somehow generate business.
Raccoon City - Resident Evil (2002)
The City: A normal American town on the surface, Raccoon City houses a subterranean facility owned and operated by the Umbrella Corporation.
Springwood - A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
The City: A wholesome slice of American suburbia, Springwood is a typical town complete with white picket fences and teenagers that no adult takes seriously.
Basin City - Sin City (2005)
The City: A hedonistic urban den, Basin City offers every type of pleasure and pain for residents and visitors. The police are equally as corrupt as its twisted citizens,
Detroit - Robocop (1987)
The City: A ruinous dystopia, the future Detroit of Paul Verhoeven’s imagination is a broken down city running rampant with crime and on the cusp of a complete collapse.
Castle Rock - Stephen King Movies
The City: An unassuming Maine town, Castle Rock is host to a number of supernatural occurrences despite its butter-wouldn’t-melt image. Cujo, Stand By Me, Needful Things and The Dead Zone are all set here.
Silent Hill - Silent Hill (2006)
The City: An abandoned ghost town, Silent Hill is a smidgen hard to pin down. You’ll be lucky to find the place beneath the thick shower of ash and dust motes.
Venusville - Total Recall (1990)
The City: An enclosed Martian metropolis populated by mutated citizens who distract themselves from their dingy existence by hanging out in scabby bars trying not to get killed.
Dark City - Dark City (1998)
The City: A futuristic monochrome city, The City’s towering architecture and grimy backalleys never see the light of the day. The gloom gives citizens free rein to a host of activities better served under cover of darkness.
Cidade De Deus - City Of God (2003)
The City: This slum is one of Rio’s most notorious suburbs, with rival gangs regularly competing for a bigger stake in the drug trade - and taking out anyone who stands in their way.
New York - Escape From New York (1981)
The City: A result of escalating crime levels in the United States, the government transforms Manhattan into a high-level maximum security prison. Convicts live out a life sentence in a lawless wasteland, contained by a 50ft high surrounding wall.
Amity Island - Jaws (1975)
The City: A cosy beachside town in New England, Amity Island has everything to offer families looking for a summer getaway.
Gotham - The Dark Knight (2008)
The City: A dark, brooding cityscape, Gotham’s streets are cluttered with every type of villainy imaginable. Its honest citizens live in a constant state of peril at the hands of Bruce Wayne’s numerous enemies.