Four miles west of Lone Pine, California, nestled in the Alabama Hills along the portal road to Mount Whitney, sits Nightmare Rock. The Alabama Hills are a popular filming location for television and movie productions, especially Westerns set in an archetypical “rugged” environment. Since the early 1920s, scores of movies and television shows have been filmed here, including Tom Mix films, Hopalong Cassidy films, THE GENE AUTRY SHOW, THE LONE RANGER and BONANZA. Classic films include as GUNGA DIN, SPRINGFIELD RIFLE, BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK, the Budd Boetticher/Randolph Scott “RANOWN” westerns, part of HOW THE WEST WAS WON, and JOE KIDD. More recent productions include TREMORS, DJANGO UNCHAINED, IRON MAN and GLADIATOR.