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12 spooky movies filmed or set in West Virginia


​CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – With October coming around the corner, many horror fans are starting their lists of movies to watch before Halloween. From sci-fi, psychological thriller, horror, and everything in between, a number of chilling films have been either set or filmed in West Virginia. Here are 12 movies that fans of the paranormal might consider adding to their list.

Super 8 (2011)

This sci-fi film was directed by J.J. Abrams (Lost, 2004-2010) and produced by Steven Spielberg (E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, 1982). Filmed in Weirton, West Virginia, the movie follows a group of kids who discover a supernatural phenomenon while filming an amateur zombie movie with a Super 8 camera. Among others, the film stars Elle Fanning (Maleficent, 2014), Joel Courtney (The Kissing Booth, 2018), and Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights, 2006-2011)

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