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The Scariest Places in America

These asylums, horror film locations and other spooky sites show the creepier side of our country's history

THE EXORCIST STEPS, WASHINGTON, D.C.

There's a scene in the 1973 movie The Exorcist where a priest tumbles down a flight of stairs to his death. (Note to self: Don't ever become possessed by a demon.) Give the film a rewatch, then take an evening walk to the top of this steep stone staircase, which is near 3600 Prospect Street NW. The photo of you lying down beneath the last step is, of course, optional.