Though once proud centres of healing and rehabilitation, these derelict hospitals now more resemble a set from the latest Hostel. Check out all the creeptastic shots from our friends at Oobject.com.
Crumbling hospitals are archetypal places of creepiness, because they are ironic. An hospital is a place that is supposed to be clean, from bedding to bathing to surgery and this has been exploited for dramatic effect in films from Jacob's Ladder to 12 Monkeys and the more recent Shutter Island. Abandoned hospitals are also a popular destination for urban explorers, so here I've picked the best examples I could find from records of their adventures on Flickr. But continue to have a look there for some other great shots.
The set pieces are where a few pieces of furniture and medical equipment remain in a decaying room, to the extent that some of these are obviously staged from found objects, but they're no less impressive.
Military hospital, Antwerp
Beelitz-Heilsatten Operating Theatre
Cane Hill Asylum
Abandoned Chicago Hospital
Abandoned German hospital
The operating theatre, hospital Gotha
Greystone Psychiatric Hospital NJ
Abandoned hospital, Italy
Lincoln County Hospital
Abandoned psychiatric hospital, Pistola
Spring Grove Hospital
West Park Hospital