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Movies' Most Dangerous Buildings
The cinematic real estate that will (probably) kill you

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The Raid this week sees an elite SWAT team storm an apartment building in Jakarta, only to encounter some extremely tough resistance from its inhabitants. All, it’s fair to say, does not go well. But is it the most deadly address in movie history? We’ve surveyed a few other fatal addresses to establish the locations, locations, locations to avoid, avoid, avoid.

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Movies' Most Dangerous Buildings | Attack The Block (2011)
Attack The Block (2011)

Address: "The Block" (aka Heygate Estate, Elephant And Castle)

The Upside Boasting a central London, Zone 1 location, Elephant and Castle has been up-and-coming for as long as anyone can remember – and it still has a long way to go. The block that provides the focus here offers affordable accommodation and all mod-cons. Well, some mod-cons. Well, the lift works. Mostly. Fans of extra-terrestrial life will enjoy it for the local wildlife, while adrenaline junkies will enjoy the chance of screaming death.

The Downside There’s a high risk of being mugged by local teenagers with nothing better to do, and also a not-insignificant risk of being attacked by terrifying alien invaders made of furry patches of pure darkness with glowing teeth.

Survival techniques
Arm yourself with whatever you can, and be prepared for both fight and flight. A tolerance for bad smells will be helpful if you are driven to hide in a dustbin in extremis.

Chances of survival?
Relatively high. The trick is not to open your front door or have any contact with any young people. Since most Londoners do that instinctively, you should be fine.

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1
Oh my lord, another top 10 in which Poltergeist has been neglected. More

Posted by mike_1986 on Monday May 21, 2012, 13:27

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How about 112 Ocean Avenue, the place from the Amityville Horror? More

Posted by GuitarGal_China on Sunday May 20, 2012, 12:01

3 Shaun of the Dead
The Winchester?? There's a rifle above the bar... More

Posted by newblue11 on Saturday May 19, 2012, 11:54

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How about that place from Resident Evil, what's it called, The Hive? There's zombies (naturally) and there's that room with the lasers that slice you up. Might count as dangerous, no? More

Posted by carolinedevoecht on Friday May 18, 2012, 18:46

5 The raid
I take it this feature is to celebrate the movie the raid yet that building isnt on the list...strange. More

Posted by ceedex on Thursday May 17, 2012, 12:48

6 The Shining
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy... or ya know go on a murderous rampage... More

Posted by peggus on Wednesday May 16, 2012, 20:08

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The house in The Grudge. Seeing as it kills everyone who enters it by one way or another. More

Posted by 5huggyhugh on Wednesday May 16, 2012, 19:22


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