visit the film locations
San Francisco: Flights: San Francisco International Airport
Tourist info: San Francisco tourism
Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, over the bay from San Francisco (tel: 510.615.5555. The grounds are free, and there are guided tours to the house, April to September)
Dunsmuir is seen again as the home of Stacey Sutton in 1985 Bond movie A View to a Kill, in the Bette Davis-Oliver Reed horror Burnt Offerings and in Mike Myers 1993 black comedy So I Married An Axe Murderer.
Phantasm location: the mausoleum: Dunsmuir House and Gardens
Photograph courtesy: Oakland Convention and Visitors Bureau
The exterior of the spooky ‘Morningside’ mausoleum of this bizarre horror-comedy is Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, over the bay from San Francisco, a location familiar from movies such as Mike Myers’ So I Married an Axe Murderer, Burnt Offerings and A View to a Kill. It is open to the public. The interior was a set.
The main street, with the ice cream parlor, is Julian, a southern California mining town about 40 miles northeast of San Diego.