2021 Update: After going on hiatus in 2020 because of Covid-19 pandemic, Dearly Departed has announced that it is now closed permanently. Their YouTube channel is still active, with spooky stories and podcasts.
Dearly Departed Horror Film Location Tour Historical Info
Dearly Departed Museum
5901 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States
For the Halloween season, Dearly Departed Tours and Museum presented a Horror Film Location Tour, which visits filming sites for Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Zombieland, Scream 2 (1997), Michael Jackson’s Thriller (1982), Ed Wood (1994), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Drag Me to Hell (2009), and both John Carpenter’s and Rob Zombie’s versions of Halloween. The guide wears a Michael Myers costume, allowing tourists to recreate scenes for photo ops.
The Dearly Departed Horror Film Location Tour ran for a limited time every October and usually sold out.
Dearly Departed Tours and Museum also presented year-round multimedia bus tours exploring the dark side of Hollywood (The Tragical History Tour, Helter Skelter Tour, etc).