El Paso is in full blown Halloween mode! The city is buzzing with haunts and frights. With such wonderful buildings full of spooky history that it's hard to believe there aren't more horror movies filmed in the Sun City. Usually the movies that involve El Paso revolve around the border and the war on drugs. Sure, there's "Glory Road" which tells the story of the late great Don Haskins, but for the most part movies that feature El Paso also feature the border.

Because it's almost Halloween, I thought it'd be great to look around the Sun City to see where could a horror movie be filmed? Obviously there are some great locations that could totally be the set of a horror film- but there are some that may surprise you like:

Concordia Cemetery

Lost El Paso Paranormal/ Heather Shade

A cemetery is probably the best place to be on Halloween, it's the one night of the year where the veil between the living and the dead is the thinnest. Take a selfie here and maybe you'll catch one of those spirits caught in the in-between.

De Soto Hotel 

 Now officially the number one spot for poltergeist activity on "Ghost Adventures".  While you can't go in, the outside appearance is definitely worthy of a selfie or two. Established in 1905, its hallways have seen many guests come and go- and some that never want to leave. The hotel has long had a reported history of being haunted and has been the site of many paranormal investigations.

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Gardner Hotel

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Built and opened in May of 1922 by Preston E. Gardner, the current owners- the Nebhan family- have taken every step  towards preserving the Hotel's original 1920's aesthetic and structure. Walking in, you feel like you're instantly transported to a different time and can feel the life the hotel had before; the energy is strong enough that even some of the hotel's former guests make themselves known.

The House on Silver Street 

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Many of the stories that come from this residence have been debunked. It's just a house with a normal family living in it, but it doesn't stop the stories from coming. It's hard not to make up stories when the house looks like that! It's almost reminiscent to the "Murder House" in "American Horror Story." How many houses have a tower?! While it is an actual residence, don't try to get up and close!

Monteleone's Ristorante 

Monteleone's Ristorante via FB

This location has actually been on TV! It was featured on the SyFy show "Paranormal Witness"- the episode was titled "Dining with the Dead." In the episode, the owners of Monteleone's recount the paranormal experiences they've had in the restaurant. The interior of the restaurant, if you've never been, is spooky enough to make you a believer. FUN FACT: I used to live at that location years before it became a restaurant.

The Magoffin Home State Historic Site

Magoffin Home Historic State Site via FB

Another great location full of history and the center of many haunted encounters. They usually host some great tours.

St. Patrick's Cathedral 

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I know, it's a church; but a creepy looking church! The inside alone is enough to make you drop a few "Our Father's".

The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park 

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Room service? Arguably one of the most beautiful buildings downtown, this hotel is rich in history. Despite closing in 1991, it's reopened and reimagined for a new generation. But imagine all the guests that never checked out.

The Plaza Theater 

Joanna Barba

Now starring: you! In full costume! The Plaza Theater has had tons of talent walk through their doors throughout the years, but what if some of them never left?

El Paso High School

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Of course I had to add this location to the list! This is arguably the most haunted locations in El Paso. Imagine your Halloween photo shoot with The Lady on the Hill as your background!

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