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Spooky season is upon us! Perfect time for a scary movie (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

If you know me, you know I love horror movies. It’s my absolute favorite genre. While I love to watch scary movies all year round, there’s no arguing they’re always better to watch during the month of October. Especially here in Detroit, where we get the perfect fall weather during October. Plus, my first ever airshift on WRIF was Halloween night, 1995. Metro Detroit is a great place to be for Halloween and has a lot of connections to horror movies. Did you know that several fantastic horror flicks have been filmed here in Detroit?

While talking with some coworkers the other day, the topic of horror films came up. My friend, Cort, asked about ones made here in Detroit, or with Detroit connections.

Many movies have been either filmed in Metro-Detroit or have been set in Detroit. It seems like most of them, at least lately, have been in the horror genre. Driving around parts of Detroit, it’s easy to see why film directors and producers choose to film here. They can get everything they want for a quality horror film.

Made In Michigan

Like I mentioned earlier, there are a lot of great reasons to choose to film your horror movie in Detroit. You have that perfect Fall weather and colors that you can’t really get in Los Angeles. There are rundown neighborhoods around the city that will go well with the tone of a horror movie. Additionally, Detroiters are passionate about our community and horror movies alike.

I’ve found five fantastic horror flicks that have been filmed here in Detroit. Many of them are recent movies, but some classics have Michigan ties, as well. However, not every movie filmed in Detroit has been a horror movie. Movies like 8 Mile, Four Brothers, and Gran Torino were all filmed in Detroit, among others. Hopefully, we’ll soon see even more movies filmed here in Detroit, or Michigan, as lawmakers have introduced new film incentives for the state.

Before we get to the list, do you think you can name five horror movies that were filmed here in Detroit? Take a second to think about it. No Google’ing! That’s breaking the rules. Think on it. Okay. Are you ready? Let’s get to the list. Here are five horror flicks filmed here in Detroit! I suggest you watch these during the month of October for the best results. Maybe even on Halloween night…if you dare.

5 Fantastic Horror Movies Filmed In Detroit

  • It Follows

    I think I watched this one for the first time during the pandemic. I believe my stepdaughter told me about it. We both share a love of this kind of stuff, so we keep each other informed.

  • Barbarian

    This movie is killer! It takes place in Brightmoor, just outside of Detroit. I was as surprised as anyone in the theater when the girl looked at her phone and Motor City Casino popped up. Really good horror movie!

  • Don't Breathe

    This one takes place in a dilapidated area of Detroit. This movie will fill you with anxiety for sure. Just watching the trailer brought me back to the theater where I watched it. Crazy movie!

  • The Evil Dead

    This is one I need to revisit. It was written by Royal Oak native Sam Raimi and was supposed to take place here until he decided to move it to rural Tennessee. Of course, it spawned a whole series of Evil Dead movies. The latest, Evil Dead Rise, is one of the top horror movies of the year in my opinion.

  • Scream 4

    After watching the latest Scream, it reminded me why I stopped watching this franchise. I’m not a huge fan. I remember when they were filming this one in downtown Plymouth. Just watch the trailer to see how many local areas, or people you recognize.

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