With the Halloween season in full swing it is time to bring out the horror movies. West Virginia is no stranger to genre and has had some movies filmed in or set in it. Here are some scary good movies that have roots in West Virginia.
Movies filmed in West Virginia:
“The Silence of the Lambs” (1991)
FBI agent in training tries to catch a crazed serial killer with the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal. According to IMDB parts of this film were shot in Clay County, West Virginia.
A movie about reliving your murder. Claire Parker is going to die at the hands of a terrifying killer. After being brutally beaten and stabbed Claire wakes up at work unscathed. But her crazed killer is back and out for blood. According to IMDB, it was partially filmed in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
Movies set in West Virginia:
“Wrong Turn” (2003)
Six people find themselves trapped in the woods West Virginia after making a wrong turn. They are then hunted down by grossly disfigured cannibals. Although this moving was set in the backwoods of West Virginia, it was filmed in Canada.
“The Mothman Prophecies” (2002)
After reporter John Klein loses his wife, he investigates the strange happening connected to a moth shaped creature. The film is set in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, but was actually filmed in parts of Pennsylvania.