Bowling Green native and master of horror John Carpenter made numerous area references in a few of his movies, using local street and community names like the fictitious Warren County- Smiths Grove Sanitarium from where Michael Myers escapes in Halloween. Visitors and residents can follow the “Reel Sites, Real Scary” brochure map to 17 different locations around town including the log cabin where Carpenter lived as a boy on Western Kentucky University’s campus. 

Visit the John Carpenter Visit BGKY microsite for more information about Carpenter, his movies, the driving tour and some fun trivia.