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30 Most Dangerous Movie Cities

Metropolis - Man Of Steel (2013)

The City: One of the world’s largest cities, Metropolis is home to worldwide conglomerate Lexcorp and global news giant, The Daily Planet. Superman’s presence is strongly felt, and one of the reasons it often comes under attack.

Why So Dangerous? A city-wide attack was launched by General Zod, demolishing most of the urban infrastructure with a gravity beam. If citizens weren’t injured by the remaining rubble, there’s a strong possibility they were sucked into another dimension.

The Welcome Sign Should Read: “Welcome aliens!”

Haddonfield - Halloween (1978)

The City: A quiet Illnois suburb where kids ride their bikes, teenage girls gossip about boys, and babysitters have a hard time with their work environment.

Why So Dangerous? As it’s the hometown of Michael Myers, this ‘burg isn’t what it seems with teenagers at high risk of a late night disembowelling.

The Welcome Sign Should Read: “Where trick or treating is deadly.”

Mordor - The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King (2003)

The City: A mecca for Frodo and co., Mordor is a dark, scrubby wasteland where the most feared evil in all of Middle Earth resides.

Why So Dangerous? The fortress of Sauron, Barad-dur, towers over the land. His watchful eye regards those who venture within the Black Gate - that is if you can get past the thousands of blood-thirsty Orcs.

The Welcome Sign Should Read: “Come for the gloom, stay for the Doom!”

Hobbs End - In The Mouth Of Madness (1995)

The City: An exact replica of a town sprung from the imagination of horror author Sutter Cane, where the rules of reality are suspended.

Why So Dangerous? The town is a portal to the fictional world of Cane’s making, complete with an assortment of terrifying monsters which have ushered in the end of the world as we know it.

The Welcome Sign Should Read: “You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave!”

Woodsboro - Scream (1996)

The City: A sleepy Californian town, Woodsboro has its fair share of drama in spite of its picturesque appeal.

Why So Dangerous? It’s the home to several serial killers with a penchant for movie trivia followed by a spot of bloody murder. Definitely don’t enter any pub quizzes unless you’re a master of the cinematic tidbit.

The Welcome Sign Should Read: “You Won’t Be Back!”

Perfection - Tremors (1990)

The City: Nestled in a desert valley, Perfection is a small, tight-knit community with a few scattered stores and homesteads.

Why So Dangerous? Its also home to a gigantic killer worm known as a Graboid. They’ll tunnel beneath you and munch your tootsies before you’ve got time to say “Is that an earthqua-“

The Welcome Sign Should Read: “Pole vault your way to freedom!”

Newton Haven - The Worlds End (2013)

The City: An English country town that every Brit recalls from their youth with misty nostalgic eyes. Even if they grew up in London. A preponderance of pubs makes it a perfect destination for getting away and getting sozzled.

Why So Dangerous? The charm of the town’s denizens is fake. Turns out they’re murderous alien replicas who’ve slaughtered the entire population. They’re up for a fight.

The Welcome Sign Should Read: “Watch out for the blue bloods!”

Crystal Lake - Friday The 13th (1980)

The City: An oasis away from the stresses of teenage life, Crystal Lake is a beatific town with a lakeside camping facility that continues to somehow generate business.

Why So Dangerous? The camp site in particular is a place of prolific catastrophe as it’s the birthplace of machete-wielding Jason Voorhees. Even if you’re smart, clever or a dab hand at punch-ups, he’ll still have a jab at you with his implement.

The Welcome Sign Should Read: “Enjoy our beautiful lakeside vista - it’ll be the last one you see!”

Raccoon City - Resident Evil (2002)

The City: A normal American town on the surface, Raccoon City houses a subterranean facility owned and operated by the Umbrella Corporation.

Why So Dangerous? The facility’s genetic engineers manufactured a virus that turns folks into the undead. The infection spread throughout the underground hive until the zombies burst free and began running rampant.

The Welcome Sign Should Read: “We’re not plastered, we’re zombies. ”

Springwood - A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

The City: A wholesome slice of American suburbia, Springwood is a typical town complete with white picket fences and teenagers that no adult takes seriously.

Why So Dangerous? If you’re under 18 then the chances of you getting a good night’s sleep are reduced to zero. The dreams of Springwood’s kids are plagued by knife-fingers himself, Freddy Krueger. He’ll kill you if you’re even “resting your eyes.”

The Welcome Sign Should Read: “Naps are for babies!”

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