See The Abandoned Sets Of Classic TV Shows And Movies

You won't want to walk around these in the dark

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Most of the time, TV or movie productions will be made inside a studio lot or a soundstage, which are easy to dismantle and destroy once everything's wrapped up.

If they do choose to film on location, then it's usually easy enough to leave the place the same as when they found it.

But sometimes, it takes something a bit more substantial to make a series/movie, and it's kinda fiddly or expensive to tear down what they created. So they just... kind of... leave it there. And the set becomes something of a ghost town that's rather haunting to see afterwards. Either that, or a kickass tourist attraction for die-hard fans.

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Here are just a few examples of other TV and movie sets that are still hanging around:

1. The Hunger Games

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The 72-acre area of the Henry River Mill Village in Burke County, North Carolina, was used to film scenes in The Hunger Games franchise.

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The small textile village remains unaltered but is now severely decaying and is rather haunting. It was built as a planned community, complete with its own mill, dam, stores and walkways.

By the mid-20th century, the mill had been closed for several years, but it was perfect for scenes in the Jennifer Lawrence movie franchise. Despite being a private property, it can still be driven through via Henry River Road.

2. Noel's House Party

OK, this isn't from a TV set, but rather a theme park that was a spin-off from a very popular TV show of the 1990s.

In 1994, a Crinkley Bottom theme park was opened by Noel Edmonds in Morecambe. In case you weren't aware, Crinkley Bottom was the fictional home to the terrifyingly cute Mr Blobby character. However, it closed after just 13 weeks.

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The theme park could still be seen until 2015, overgrown and covered with fallen leaves and mud. Several people brave and silly enough to actually get inside recorded video footage of the decaying former park, complete with rides and stalls.

3. Schindler's List

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Located in Krakow, the Liban Quarry was used as an operation camp by the Nazis in WWII. Today, it lies overgrown and abandoned, and has become a home for birds of prey and other animals.

In 1993, Steven Spielberg used the quarry as the set for all the scenes in Schindler's List that took place at the Plaszow concentration camp.

During filming, 34 barracks and watchtowers were constructed around the quarry. While most of the set was taken down at the end, some have remained, creating some confusion when seen next to the genuine historical buildings from the war.

4. Pirates of the Caribbean

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Situated on the west coast of the main island of St Vincent on the Caribbean Sea, much of the 2003 movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was filmed at Wallilabou Anchorage.

The bay has made sure to keep as many of the filming artefacts intact as possible, in order to make it something of a tourist attraction.

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The set was built around the Anchorage's hotel and restaurant, while its shops and customs office were transformed into the village of Port Royal (the famous pirate town in Jamaica) at the time.

5. The Blues Brothers

The Dixie Square Shopping Center was a mall located in Harvey, Illinois in the US, and was made famous by its use in The Blues Brothers' classic mall chase scene.

It also achieved a subsequent cult following, due to it having been standing vacant for 32 years, over twice as long as it was actually in business.

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Despite redevelopment plans dating back to 1997, the 'dead mall' was left to slowly deteriorate over time, before eventually being demolished entirely in 2012. The vast majority of the site is now brownfield land.

6. Bates Motel

If the TV show dedicated to Norman Bates's upbringing wasn't creepy enough, for a period of time the series' motel was a set you could visit in real life.

A replica of the original Bates Motel from the film Psycho was built on location at 1054 272nd Street in Aldergrove, British Columbia, and it could easily be seen from afar during the series' run. That's one hell of a Halloween venue.

However, in February 2017, after filming for the series was completed, the exterior set was demolished. But the ghosts remain...

From: Digital Spy