This 2 hour New Orleans movie and cemetery tour will meet-up at the corner of St Louis and Basin Streets, on the side of the visitor center. Your tour guide will provide compelling information regarding the filming of movies such as shows NCIS New Orleans, The Originals, American Horror Story, JFK, Pelican Brief, Runaway Jury and Double Jeopardy on this tour.
After an introduction from your knowledgeable movie tour guide, the group will head over to the St Louis Cemetery # 1 which has many pop-culture referenced and historic tombs that have been featured in movies, TV and music videos.
You will see the tombs of voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau, serial murderer Madam LaLaurie, Easy Rider tomb and the unoccupied pyramid tomb that actor Nick Cage has waiting for himself. Your guide will give you an overview of New Orleans burial practices and folklore as you visit each tomb and/or film site.
Although the Archdiocese forbid filming in St. Louis Cemetery #1 since 1969/1970, after the Easy Rider embarrassment, the New Kids on the Block managed to film the hide and seek tag scenes for their music video, You Got the Right Stuff, inside the cemetery in 1988. You will see locations where The Right Stuff as well as where the opening scene for The Cincinnati Kid were filmed.
You will leave the cemetery and continues to a historic house where the interior scenes for American Horror Story were filmed. The same film location is where they filmed scenes for Double Jeopardy. Next door is The House of the Rising Sun.
We move on to the film location in American Horror Story where the witches did their special witches walk, all dressed in black.
A few more NCIS and Original film sites are visited before we move on to the location they film the entrance scenes for NCIS New Orleans headquarters.
We head down Pirates Alley for more famous movie and television sites such as American Horror Story, Interview with the Vampire, Pelican Brief, the Originals and NCIS New Orleans.
The iconic Jackson Square in the French Quarter is the next destination which has been the backdrop for many scenes from TV show and movies such as NCIS, The Originals, Runaway Jury, Interview With The Vampire and others.
The next stop on the tour will be the site of the exhumation of Madame LaLaurie in American Horror Story. NCIS New Orleans filmed a scene for a Halloween episode here too. Just a few feet away is where a young man name Zak jumped to his death and New Orleans residual ghost story history.
We can also see a hotel that was duplicated on the a Hollywood set for the movie Jezebel; Anne Rice featured it in her book Interview with the Vampire; and where James Bond stayed in the movie Live and Let Die.
As we grow closer to our last stop, at the corner of the street we will be able to view a frequent settings used in the popular vampire TV series, The Originals – the restaurant where Camille aka Cami worked. This restaurant has also been featured in NCIS New Orleans, JFK, Runaway Jury, Double Jeopardy and Undercover Blues.
The tour ends at the rear of the old Louisiana Court of Appeals building.