Monday, May 25, 2009

A Virtual Visit To 1428 Elm Street!

***Must mention that the idea for me doing this came from a brilliant post on Total Film that showed 25 movie locations as they appear today, via the use of Google Maps. Go check it out, it's godly and I wish I thought of it first. Now I will steal it.***

Google Maps is fucking amazing and I never before thought to use it to check out movie filming locations but now I don't think i'm ever gonna be able to stop. I've been fascinated by filming locales from my favorite movies for years and the idea of being able to pay them a visit in the comfort of my own home is way too cool. All you gotta do is check IMDb's filming locations section for the movie you're interested in and, if they list an address (which they often do), type it right into Google Maps and voila. You can zoom all the way into the house or street or whatever you desire and you can even virtually tour around the area. Let me show ya what I mean.

Here's Nancy's house (1428 Elm St.) from A Nightmare on Elm Street :

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And here it is today, located on 1428 N. Genesee Ave. in Los Angeles :

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How cool is that! And it gets even cooler! If you want to virtually tour around that street, click HERE. Highly recommend you check that out to see just how interactive this shit is. You can literally walk around Elm Street while sitting in your undies on your computer chair! You're supposed to be able to embed that interactive map on here (like Total Film did) but unfortunately it's just not working for me at the moment....

I'm too tired to search for or post any more but there will be more to come in the future! Goodnight!

5 comments:

Zacery Nova said...

Can people see my house?! :O

- Zac

Johnny said...

I was actually just peeking through your window....

Anonymous said...

that is awesome man fucking sweet!

BJ-C said...

They're filming the remake like 20 mins from my house. My high school played their high school in sports. I'm attempting to spy.

Johnny said...

Whoa! Get over there and get some pictures!