Where was Amazon Prime’s The Horror of Dolores Roach Filmed?

Created by Aaron Mark, The Horror of Dolores Roach is an American horror comedy series that follows a woman named Dolores who is coming out from prison after completing her sixteen years of imprisonment.

Based on the podcast of the same name, the black comedy show stars Justina Machado, Alejandro Hernandez, and K Todd Freeman, and Kita Updike in the lead roles. The show has been released on Prime Video on 7 July 2023 and is gaining popularity among horror series lovers.

The series not only features an ensemble cast but the perfect shooting locations that give the viewers a horror vibe. We have covered all the all information regarding the filming of The Horror of Dolores Roach movie. So, if you are curious, you can continue reading.

The Horror of Dolores Roach Filming Locations

The Horror of Dolores Roach was filmed in Ontario province of Canada, especially in Toronto and Hamilton. Principal photography began in June 2022 and wrapped after three months in August 2022.

Justina Machado as Dolores Roach in The Horrors of Dolores Roach series
Credit: Prime Video

Even though, the series sets in New York City, the entire filming was done within the Canadian province. You can recognize the Junction Neighborhood of Toronto which was transformed into New York City’s Washington Heights and various other landmarks that were utilized for filming purposes.

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Toronto, Ontario

Todd Freeman posted some of his photos on Instagram while the shooting was ongoing. The posts also revealed that the the shooting was wrapped on 25 August 2022.

According to local media outlets, the production team setup camps at various places in Toronto to give the viewers a special vibe of the City of Lights. Numerous storefronts and shops were designed to brought up the New York look.

The Horror of Dolores Roach filming locations in Toronto

Some popular places that any tourist can recognize are Empanda Loca, Down God Uptown Yoga, Pet A Manager, BULIT, and a laundromat named Wash N Fold. You can comment what else did you notice in the series as there are lot of places that are super hard to recognize.

As per our reports, the cast members of The Horror of Dolores Roach series were spotted near 1240 Bay Street, Toronto during the period of filming.

Toronto is popularly known as Northern Hollywood and the place really deserves the name because of its similar picturesque environment that is suitable for filming a movie or series like Pachinko, No Hard Feelings, Murdoch Mysteries, Cruel Intentions, What We Do In the Shadows, etc.

Hamilton, Ontario

McMaster University located at 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton has been featured in the series. The university campus was used for the filming of scenes that involves students and their college life.

Other than that, director Aaron Mark has to say that they setup a camp on the Barton Street and Gage Avenue. Some of the famous places of Hamilton that were used during the shooting are Dundurn Castle, Hamilton City Hall, and Sam Lawrence Park.

Cast of The Horror of Dolores Roach

  • Justina Machado as Dolores Roach
  • Alejandro Hernandez as Luis
  • K. Todd Freeman as Jeremiah
  • Kita Updike as Nellie
  • Ilan Eskenazi as Jonah Pearlman
  • Jeffery Self as Caleb
  • Jean Yoon as Joy
  • Jessica Pimentel as Flora Frias
  • Jimmy Alvarez as Hector
  • Jessalyn Ferguson as Jentrifer
  • Cyndi Lauper as Ruthie
  • Marc Maron as Gideon
  • Judy Reyes as Marcie
  • Maureen Cassidy as Tabitha
  • Kate Beahan as Georgie

What is the series about?

The dark comedy thriller series moves around a woman named Dolores Roach who is coming out from prison after completing her 16 years of imprisonment for the crime she didn’t even commit. Her whole youth is wasted behind the bars and without any experience of work, she struggles to make her ends meet.

Hopefully, she reunites with an old stoner friend named Luis who not only gives her a shelter in his empanda shop but also a job to fulfil her expenses. Everything seems perfect until her newfound stability is threatened.

The two friends become dangerously symbiotic and they have to work together in order to survive. Luis has to unleast what he truly wants while Dolores has to memorize her past memories.

The Horror of Dolores Roach is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Lakshya Kaushik

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