Surrey Film Locations: Horror

PUBLISHED: 14:28 28 July 2017

'Angel Skies', David.Owens, Flickr CC 2.0

'Angel Skies', David.Owens, Flickr CC 2.0


In the case of these movies, the usually tranquil Surrey is transformed into a scene of blood and gore… Look closely and you might spot a few familiar places, but make sure you’re feeling brave!

1.An American Werewolf in London (1981) – The Black Swan, Effingham

The Black Swan doubled as the ominously named Slaughtered Lamb in this cult classic starring Jenny Agutter and Brian Glover.

2. Dark Shadows (2012) – Bourne Wood, Near Farnham

Tim Burton assembled an all star cast, including regular protagonists Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter - and decamped to Farnham.

Popular Slope for Movies, Bourne Wood

3. The Earth Dies Screaming (1965) – Shere

Location filming took place in Shere - it was also one of several 1960s British horror films to be scored by the avant-garde Elisabeth Lutyens, whose father, Edwin Lutyens, designed Manor House Lodge in the village.


4. The Omen (1976) – Guildford Cathedral, Guildford

Several scenes from this cult film, starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick, were shot in the impressive interior of Guildford Cathedral.


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