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.