Horror fan Leon Marcelo has traveled the world looking for historical horror sites for his book Creepy Crawls: A Horror Fiends Travel Guide (Santa Monica Press) but says even he couldnt stand the underground catacombs in Paris.
Thats because Marcelo likes to visit fictional murder sites and the catacombs were a little too real for him to stomach.
As Marcelo puts it, When youre surrounded by six million dead people underground and its claustrophobic and dank and dark you just want to get out.
He says he and his wife did enjoy retracing Jack the Rippers steps in London and werent as creeped out by his real life story because hes been so fictionalized over the years.
For now he plans to stick with sights in the U.S. like Stephen Kings childhood home and the cemetery used in the Nightmare on Elm Street series.
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