Many people are already putting up their Halloween decorations, and getting ready for the spooky season. We are too! If you want to get into the spirit of Halloween, a great way to do that is with horror movies!

We found two horror movies that were filmed right here in the great state of Iowa that would be perfect to kick your spooky season off with.

Here are some of the best Horror Movies Filmed In Iowa. While they may not take place in our states they sure were filmed here.

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The Movies

1. Children of the Corn - 1984 & 2009

A quick recap of the movie is as follows,

A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believes that everyone over age 18 must be killed.


Fun fact, two "movies since a couple of the "Children of the Corn" movies were filmed in Iowa. According to Only In Your State,

Both the original Children of the Corn, made in 1984, and the remake, made in 2009, were filmed in several Iowa towns including: Sioux City, Hornick, Sergeant Bluff, Salix and Whiting. Below is the house referred to as Job & Sarah’s house in the movie. It’s located in Hornick, IA.

That means both the 1984 and 2009 movies were filmed in the great state of Iowa.

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2. The Crazies - 2010

The recap of this movie is as follows

After a strange and insecure plane crash, an unusual toxic virus enters a quaint farming town. A young couple are quarantined, but they fight for survival along with help from a couple of people.

The Crazies was a horror movie that was filmed in Winterset and Lenox, Iowa. And unlike Other horror movies, this one was not only filmed in Iowa, but it actually has the plot take place in our state.

Sadly for our state... this movie has a virus slowly infecting different counties in our state.

More Iowa Movies

While only a small number of major blockbuster horror movies have been filmed in Iowa, Plenty of independent, and straight-to-DVD movies have had filming spots in Iowa. You can see more here.

Other major movies that aren't horror that were filmed in Iowa are classics like,

Field of Dreams

Twister (It's more suspenseful than horror)

Cold Turkey

Ghosts Of The Station

Today we will be looking at three ghost sightings, and the spots they were seen at.

These three "Ghosts" could all be the same one or three different ones. Though I still think the Music video ghost is by far the creepiest. As far as we know that was the only figure we ever caught on film, and not just in a picture.

Iowa Cat Crystals

Crystal Cats Cleansing is all about helping the cats of Iowa. They found a way to do that, and be able to start a business with something they love. You can see some of the crystals they have right now.

More information about adopting a cat or buying crystals can be found here.

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