This blog is for film and television buffs who are interested in seeing what the actual filming locations look like today.  I was born in the late 70's, so my focus is primarily on movies and television shows (and more recently music videos) from the 80's and 90's, with a special appreciation for horror flicks.

For me, it all started back in 1999, when I spent a semester in Los Angeles.  I headed straight to South Pasadena to visit the few then-known locations of my favorite movie of all time - Halloween (1978).  After years of living in Los Angeles and the New York City area, I've taken many photos so I thought I would assemble them all here.   I hope some of my favorites are some of yours.                         

Disclaimer: Screenshots are used solely for the purpose of providing location context.  No copyright infringement is intended.

                                                                           February 1999

                                          March 2007

January Coming Attractions.... Sarah Michelle Gellar's gotta grow up, an address book killer, high school sweethearts tie the knot in Vegas and an update to Karate Kid Part II (1986) and Cobra Kai (2018-).

8/17/16 - Reel to Real was mentioned in a recent article about film location bloggers for The Daily Dot.  You can check it out here

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  1. That is a great hobby you have there. Keep up the good work.

  2. Greetings, Brian!

    Just found your site and wanted to let you know what an amazing job I think you're doing with it. As someone who has also made their way to various filming locations across the country, I know that our hobby can be a lot of work, but the rewards are great when you finally find that location you've been looking for and are able to finally visit it. I plan on doing something similar to what you've done here, but only in video form. Do you take requests for locations that haven't been uncovered? Keep up the terrific work!



    1. Thanks for the kind words, Charles. Please let me know when you have your videos up. I'd like to see them. I'm not a huge google expert but feel free to email me what locations you are looking for.



  3. Me encanta tu blog . Gracias por mostranos las locaciones. Saludos desde Chile

  4. Wow, absolutely fantastic blog. I am very glad to have such useful information.


  5. I love your blog...thanks for sharing!

  6. Qué se puede decir? Fantástico tu trabajo !!
    Saludos desde Argentina