Friday, October 10, 2008

On Location: Bodega Bay

This is the second in a month long Halloween-themed series of On Location posts that will take you "back to the scene of the crime" of some of the greatest horror movies ever made.

The calm serenity today of Bodega Bay, California (about an hour north of San Francisco) bears little resemblance to the quaint harbor town seen 45 years ago when Alfred Hitchcock sicked The Birds on it.

Nowadays, you are less likely to see a horde of terrified children running screaming from their school (now a private residence) or witness seagulls crashing into the local gas station (actually the Tides Wharf Restaurant). But you can see the church where Suzanne Pleshette's Annie Hayworth met her feather-strewn end. Just heed her warning and don't visit Bodega during migration season.

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