Halloween is quickly approaching and along with planning costumes and candy routes, many people are likely trying to decide if they’re going to celebrate the event beyond just trick-or-treating. Some might stay local, having the luxury of visiting theme parks, seasonal haunted houses, or hayrides and mazes. Still others will travel far and wide to visit a destination that typifies the holiday – maybe even one that’s straight out of a horror film – to soak in the atmosphere and give themselves goose bumps. That’s why I’ve decided to have a little fun with this post, devoting some time to a few of my favorite, affordable scary movie destinations. These locales might scare you with their Halloween festivities, but the hotel prices won’t.

Here are five cities that offer a combination of Halloween hotel deals and scary movie landmarks that shouldn’t be missed: