The Utah Film Commission has a nifty map of movies that were shot in Utah. You can even filter by category. Make a day of it by visiting the locations of horror movies filmed in Salt Lake. ‘Tis the season 🎃
Great Saltair & Union Pacific
The old Great Saltair was the perfect eerie background for the 1962 movie “Carnival of Souls.” In 1970, it burned down to the ground after an arsonist set it on fire. They also filmed inside the Union Pacific Depot when it was still a train station.
Larkin Sunset Gardens
Ari Aster’s “Hereditary,” which came out in 2018, has made it onto lists of the best scary movies of all time. While much of the movie was filmed inside Utah Film Studios, the funeral scene took place at Larkin Sunset Gardens in Sandy.
Another Ari Aster classic, “Midsommar,” had a couple scenes in our backyard. A private residence in Draper was Dani’s (Florence Pugh) parents’ house. There was also a scene of Christian (Jack Reynor) walking down a snow-packed Exchange Place after learning of Dani’s family tragedy. Since you’re on Exchange Place anyway, grab some yummy grub at Arempas.
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