Here’s a look at 10 spooky Halloween horror movies that were filmed here in North Carolina.
You may have seen some of these, as several were quite successful.
Cabin Fever (2002)
“Cabin Fever” follows a group of college students vacationing in a cabin in the woods. They begin to fall victim to a flesh-eating virus. The movie was a big hit, mixing horror and comedy. It was filmed in locations including High Point, Winston-Salem, Mount Airy and Mocksville.
Priddy’s General Store in Stokes County also played a role in the movie. “There isn’t a month that goes by when I’m not talking to a customer about the movie,” Owner Jane Priddy Charleville told the Winston-Salem Journal in 2011. “I always know when it’s been played on the Syfy Channel.”
Cabin Fever also has a sequel that was filmed in North Carolina.
The Conjuring (2013)
“The Conjuring” is about two paranormal investigators who work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
It stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson and was directed by James Wan.
The movie came out last year and was filmed in Wilmington. It grossed $41,855,326 on the opening weekend in the U.S.
The Disappointments Room (2015)
“The Disappointments Room” is an up-and-coming thriller starring Kate Beckinsale. It’s about a family that moves into a haunted house out in the country.
The movie is currently being filmed in Greensboro, although filming is expected to wrap up at the end of this month. It’s expected to hit theaters in September of 2015.
“The Evil Dead 2” is a cult classic. Bruce Campbell battles the “Evil Dead” with the help of a “groovy” chainsaw while being held up in a cabin in the woods. It was filmed in Wilmington and Wadesboro. A Halloween favorite.
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
In “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” a group of teenagers find themselves in danger a year after hitting a stranger with their car and dumping the body in a river.
The popular slasher movie starred several big-name performers including Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar. It was filmed in Durham, Burgaw and Southport.
The Crow (1994)
Not really a horror movie, but “The Crow” is a tale of murder and revenge from beyond the grave. A man brutally murdered comes back to life to avenge his and his fiancée’s deaths. It was filmed in Wilmington and stars Brandon Lee, the late son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee.
“Hannibal” is a sequel to 1991’s “Silence of the Lambs,” and has Anthony Hopkins return to his iconic role as serial killer Hannibal Lecter. It was filmed in Asheville.
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1993)
“Hellraiser III” is the third in the “Hellraiser” series and was filmed in Guilford County and Winston-Salem. “What began in Hell, will end on Earth,” reads the movie’s tagline.
Silver Bullet (1985)
“Silver Bullet” is a 1980s werewolf movie starring Gary Busey and Corey Haim. It was based on a Stephen King story and was filmed in Wilmington and Burgaw.
Cat’s Eye (1985)
“Cat’s Eye” is another 1980s horror movie based on Stephen King’s work. It features three short stories, including one that involves a troll living in a young Drew Barrymore’s bedroom. It was filmed in Wilmington.
“Dark Awakening” (2015) — Filmed in Alamance County. To be released next year.
“Firestarter” (1984) — Filmed in Winnabow, Lake Lure, Carvers Creek, Chimney Rock and Wilmington.
“Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice” (1992) — Filmed in Randolph County.
“Maximum Overdrive” (1986) — Filmed in Wilmington.
“The Exorcist III” (1990) — Filmed in Wilmington.
“April Fool’s Day” (2008) — Filmed in Charlotte and Monroe.
“The Taking of Deborah Logan” (2014)