It's easy to love sci-fi dystopian movies that bring us into all new terrible realities, without actually having to experience those realities for ourselves. If nothing else, they at least make us feel better about our own society. But many of those films set in terrible sci-fi worlds aren't actually filmed on sets, but in real-world locations.
That's why this Atlas Obscura article featuring 14 such film locations is so fascinating. It shows that some of the most haunting and out-of-this-world locations in our favorite dystopias are actually strange and wonderful places in our world.