Horror Movies Shot in Toronto
Like Hollywood and New York City, Toronto is a major centre of moviemaking—everything from indie films to Academy Award-winning releases. Besides a wealth of locations that can stand in for other places, the city offers an array of major movie studios. Not surprisingly, then, dozens and dozens of horror movies have been shot in and around Toronto, including It and The Shape of Water.
I’ve broken the list into two parts:
List 1: Locations in Toronto for Horror Movies, with the corresponding downloadable maps below, details specific locations where movies were shot.
List 2: Horror Films in Toronto with Unspecified Locations provides a simple running list of movies where specific locations are unknown. These movies were shot here on location and/or in local movie studios. If you recognize any specific sites, let me know and I’ll add them to the other list.
Port Hope: It and Derry, Maine
Just east of the Greater Toronto Area, on the shores of Lake Ontario, sits the picturesque town of Port Hope. Its photogenic quality has served as the setting for several horror films—most recently as the town of Derry, Maine for It and It Chapter 2.
The Port Hope Heritage Business District has prepared a walking tour map of It filming locations: https://www.porthopehbia.com/discover/it-film-walking-tour/
List of Horror Movies Filmed in Port Hope
- Urban Legend (1998)
- Reel Zombies (2008)
- Orphan (2009)
- Happy Town (2010)
- The Mist (series) / episode: Withdrawal (2017)
- It (2017)
- Our House (2018)
- It Chapter 2 (2019)
(Photo Credit: Raymond Cua (Travelling Foodie), https://travellingfoodie.net)
Horror Movies that are Filming, In Production, or Announced
- Forgotten Corpses: The Confinement
- New Ventry: The Movie (dir. Anita Rani Gupta)
- Predator (dir. Brian de Palma)
- Pretty Face of Evil (dir. Joseph Pedrosa)
- Raveage (dir. Courtney James)
- Sandman, The (dir. Dario Argento)
- Slasher (dir. Brad Helmink, John Rauschelbach)
- Strings, The (dir. Ryan Glover)
- Tales from Hell (dir. Ryan M. Andrews, Chad Archibald, Navin Ramaswaran)
- Tex Watts’ Blood City Cops (dir. Tony Watt)
- Zombie Beach II (dir. Mukesh Asopa)
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