‘A Classic Horror Story’ is an Italian horror film that follows a group of carpoolers who get inexplicably stranded in a forest clearing. Predictably, and staying true to the title, they soon begin to get brutally tortured and murdered, with familiar scenes of masked killers, ominous old torture tools, and impossibly spooky photographs all playing their part in creating a dark atmosphere.
Though the film then veers off and offers a truly unexpected (and surprisingly deep) conclusion, it also features some truly creepy locations that will remind viewers of some of the scariest slasher cinema they’ve seen. Are you curious about where the filmmakers brought the movie to life? Here’s a look at where ‘A Classic Horror Story’ was filmed.
A Classic Horror Story Filming Locations
‘A Classic Horror Story’ is set in Italy, where the unsuspecting carpoolers share a ride to Southern Italy. In reality, the movie was also filmed in Central and Southern Italy, using some of the spectacular forested regions in the area. Filming began on August 17, 2020, and wrapped up by September 20, 2020. Let’s take a closer look at the specific locations used for filming the slasher-horror movie.
Filming for the movie took place extensively in the Umbra Forest, which is located in the Gargano National Park in the Apulia region of Southern Italy. Since the film is set predominantly in the forest where its main characters find themselves stranded, multiple scenes were filmed within the extensive forest. The shots from the first half featuring scenes of the road trip before their accident were shot in and around the nearby city of Bari.
Filming also took place in the region of Lazio, in central Italy. Here, the Agricultural University of Manziana (Università Agraria di Manziana), which is located about 50 km northwest of the capital city of Rome at Via IV Novembre, was used for filming scenes featuring the ominous house where the characters find themselves trapped and awaiting certain death.
The house itself was built for filming purposes on the community-owned land that is managed by the university and subsequently taken down once production wrapped up. The peculiar design of the house was the brainchild of the film’s directors Roberto De Feo and Paolo Strippoli, who took inspiration from multiple “houses in the woods” from various horror movies for their design.
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