Horror Story Setting Inspiration: Haunted Asylum

The past several Halloweens (my second favorite day of the year) I haven’t really done much to celebrate. So this year I decided to visit a rather famous haunted location I’ve been wanting to see for ages. I’m not going to get into the “where” aspect and the history of it all here. But I … Read more

Horror Story Setting Inspiration: Salt Marsh

For this week’s story setting inspiration photo, let’s head back to Milford, CT. (What can I say? It would be a great place to set a story.) The photo above was taken at Silver Sands State Park. What you’re looking at is a boardwalk connecting the park’s parking lot with its beach. Those trees you … Read more

Horror Story Setting Inspiration: Valley Forge

In search of more story inspiration, I went on another little photography excursion yesterday. This time I went to Valley Forge National Park in Southeast Pennsylvania. This post is mostly about the photo above, though I’ll share some others from the trip below. I grew up not far from this park, so I’m pretty familiar … Read more

Horror Story Setting Inspiration – Centralia, PA

If you’re familiar with the story of Centralia, you might expect it to be a creepy place. After all, the old Pennsylvania coal town is¬†often called “the real Silent Hill,” because it inspired the setting for the film. Only a handful of people remain, the rest of the town claimed by the state government and … Read more

Horror Story Inspiration: A Grave for 3 Children

Today’s horror story photo¬†inspiration takes a closer look at a stone in the Milford Cemetery in Connecticut — one of my favorite places to visit, and one featured here before. I’m not sure if you can make much of the inscription out in the web-friendly version of this photo above, but it’s a grave marker … Read more

Horror Story Setting Inspiration: Under the Overpass

In this week’s horror story setting inspiration post, I have several photos to share. As mentioned in my previous post covering a bridge in a town where I used to live, I also photographed inspiration for body dump locations near an overpass on that same trip. Again, these photos were taken along a fairly secluded … Read more

Horror Story Setting Inspiration: Through the Lens

Today’s story setting inspiration photo is a bit different than the others. Instead of being focused on a certain place, its emphasis is on what could be right in front of your face without you even realizing it. I took this photo shortly after a snow and ice storm. That doesn’t always stick to the … Read more

Horror Story Setting Inspiration: Frozen Lake

For the latest story setting inspiration photo, I took a shot of a local reservoir, Lake Ontelaunee, back in February. It was an odd day to say the least. The temperature was heading into the mid-60s, like an early Spring day. Yet the reservoir was still frozen over from the recent cold. As I was … Read more