Scary movies are a time-honored tradition, especially around Halloween and it turns out that every US state has played host to at least a couple of horror films.
These are the scary movies that have taken place in each state.
1. Alabama — “Body Snatchers” (1993)
This third movie of the “Body Snatchers” franchise, with aliens landing in pods to take over people’s bodies. This installment takes place on an Alabama military base.
2. Alaska — “The Fourth Kind” (2004)
This movie recounts a series of alleged real-life disappearances in Nome, Alaska, that some chalked up to alien abductions. Some Nome locals were offended by the movie’s attempts to cash in on real people’s deaths, according to the Anchorage Daily News. Either way, the movie’s super creepy.
3. Arizona — “Poltergeist II: The Other Side” (1988)
Some say “Poltergeist II,” which sees the Freeling family moving to Arizona, is even creepier than the original. That’s debatable but one thing’s for sure: the stark backdrops of Arizona lend themselves well to the horror genre.
4. Arkansas — “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” (1946)
A hooded serial killer picking off small-town Arkansas residents one by one is scary. The fact that this movie is based on a real-life Texarkana crime spree from 1946 makes this even scarier.
5. California — “Paranormal Activity” (2007)
Plenty of movies, scary or otherwise, take place in California. But the creepiest one of them all is “Paranormal Activity,” the haunted-house thriller about a couple that movies to San Diego and finds out that their new home would rather not have them.
6. Colorado — “The Shining” (1980)
Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick’s creepy tale of a haunted hotel in Colorado might just ruin snow days and ski resorts for you for life.