Another way the Earth tries to kill us all is by throwing up deadly lands. For example, think of West Africa's Skeleton Coast.
It's a narrow strip of land caught between the Atlantic ocean and the Namib desert. And it's nearly impossible to live on:
The winds blow from land to sea, rainfall rarely exceeds 10 millimetres (0.39 in) annually and the climate is highly inhospitable.
Ships wreck there a lot, and people rarely escape. See, for example, this awful shipwreck story (photo to the right of this post).
Consider, too, the Skeleton Coast's other names, and what they reveal based on local knowledge:
The Bushmen of the Namibian interior called the region "The Land God Made in Anger", while Portuguese sailors once referred to it as "The Gates of Hell".
Perhaps it's an ideal location for a horror film.