Made-in-Manitoba Movies: Spooky Season

Spooky season is upon us. While getting lost in a corn maze or braving a haunted house is a wonderful way to spend October sometimes a night in with a movie or a show and a big bowl of freshly popped popcorn is the comfiest fall activity.

If you are looking for a spine-chilling supernatural ghost story or a mind-bending psychological thriller to get your adrenaline running, you’ll want to check out these Made-in-Manitoba Films.


Run (2020)

Synopsis: A homeschooled teenager begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Winnipeg, Selkirk

Starring: Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen

Director: Aneesh Chaganty

Writer(s): Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian

Cinematographer: Hillary Fyffe Spera

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Cult of Chucky (2017)

Synopsis: Chucky returns to terrorize his human victim, Nica. Meanwhile, the killer doll has some scores to settle with his old enemies, with the help of his former wife.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Winnipeg

Starring: Fiona Dourif, Michael Therriault, Jennifer Tilly

Director: Don Mancini

Writer(s): Don Mancini

Cinematographer: Michael Marshall

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Fractured (2019)

Synopsis: Driving cross-country, Ray and his wife and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the check-in nurse, Ray is finally able to get her to a doctor. While the wife and daughter go downstairs for an MRI, Ray, exhausted, passes out in a chair in the lobby. Upon waking up, they have no record or knowledge of Ray’s family ever being checked in.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Winnipeg, Selkirk, Matlock

Starring: Sam Worthington, Lily rabe, Stephen Tobolowsky

Director: Brad Anderson

Writer(s): Alan B. McElroy

Cinematographer: Björn Charpentier

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Seance (2021)

Synopsis: At the prestigious Fairfield Academy, an elite boarding school for girls, six friends jokingly engage in a late-night ritual, calling forth the spirit of a dead former student who reportedly haunts their halls. Before morning, one of the girls is dead, leaving the others wondering what they may have awakened.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Winnipeg

Starring: Suki Waterhouse, Madisen Beaty, Inanna Sarkis, Stephanie Sy

Director: Simon Barrett

Writer(s): Simon Barrett

Cinematographer: Karim Hussain

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We Summon the Darkness (2019)

Synopsis: Three best friends attending a heavy-metal show cross paths with sadistic killers after they travel to a secluded country home for an afterparty.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Winnipeg

Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Amy Forsyth, Johnny Knoxville

Director: Marc Meyers

Writer(s): Alan Trezza

Cinematographer: Tarin Anderson

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Look Away (2018)

Synopsis: A timid and socially alienated 17-year-old high school student’s life is turned upside down when she switches places with her sinister mirror image.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Winnipeg

Starring: India Eisley, Mira Sorvino, Jason Isaacs

Director: Assaf Bernstein

Writer(s): Assaf Bernstein

Cinematographer: Pedro Luque

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Population 436 (2006)

Synopsis: A census-taker is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population – 436 residents – for the last 100 years.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Roseisle, Winnipeg

Starring: Jeremy Sisto, Fred Durst, Charlotte Sullivan

Director: Michelle MacLaren

Writer(s): Michael Kingston

Cinematographer: Thomas Burstyn

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Fear X (2003)

Synopsis: When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry, prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Winnipeg

Starring: John Turturro, James Remar, Deborah Kara Unger

Director: Nicholas Winding

Writer(s): Michael Kingston

Cinematographer: Larry Smith

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Channel Zero (2016-2018)

Synopsis: An anthology series based on popular Internet Creepypastas Candle Cove, The No-End House, Butcher’s Block, and The Dream Door.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Winnipeg, Selkirk, Oakbank

Starring: Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw, Brandon Scott, Holland Roden, Aisha Dee

Creator: Nick Antosca

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Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010-2012)

Synopsis: A stoner metalhead named Todd Smith, his crushee Jenny, his best friend Curtis, and the geeky Hannah, search their high school for a mayhem-causing Satanic spell book while being opposed by Atticus, the evil guidance counselor.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Winnipeg

Starring: Alex house, Billy Turnbull, Maggie Castle

Creators: Craig David Wallace, Charles Picco, Anthony Leo

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I Still See You (2018)

Synopsis: Ten years after an apocalyptic event left the world haunted by ghosts, Roni receives a threatening message from beyond the grave. Joining forces with a mysterious classmate, Kirk, Roni descends into a shadow world that blurs the bounds of the living and the dead-and begins a desperate race against time to stop a cunning killer.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Winnipeg

Starring: Bella Thorne, Richard Harmon, Dermot Mulroney

Director: Scott Speer

Writer(s): Jason Fuchs

Cinematographer: Simon Dennis

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Devil’s Gate (2017)

Synopsis: Set in the small town of Devil’s Gate, North Dakota, the film examines the disappearance of a local woman and her young son. Schull plays an FBI agent who helps the local sheriff search for answers. Partnering with a deputy, they track down the missing woman’s husband and find that nothing is as it seems.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Winnipeg, Sanford

Starring: Amanda Schull, Shawn Ashmore, Milo Ventimiglia

Director: Clay Staub

Writer(s): Peter Aperlo, Clay Staub

Cinematographer: Miroslaw Baszak

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Faces in the crowd (2011)

Synopsis: A horror-thriller centered on a woman living with “face-blindness” after surviving a serial killer’s attack. As she lives with her condition, one in which facial features change each time she loses sight of them, the killer closes in.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Winnipeg

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Julian McMahon, Sarah Wayne Callies

Director: Julien Magnat

Writer(s): Julien Magnat, Kelly Smith, Agnés Caffin

Cinematographer: Rene Ohashi

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Tales from the Hood 3 (2020)

Synopsis: Following the franchise’s cult classic roots, this new anthology featuring Tony Todd and Lynn Whitfield will scare and thrill with its horrifying twists and social commentary.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Winnipeg

Starring: Tony Todd, London Brown, Cooper Huckabee

Directors: Rusty Cundieff, Darin Scott

Writer(s): Rusty Cundieff, Darin Scott

Cinematographer: Thomas L. Callaway

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The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

Synopsis: When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner’s clairvoyant son Jonah served as a demonic messenger, providing a gateway for spiritual entities to crossover.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Teulon, Winnipeg

Starring: Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner, Martin Donovan

Director: Peter Cornwell

Writer(s): Adam Simon, Tim Metcalfe

Cinematographer: Adam Swica

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The Grudge (2020)

Synopsis: After a young mother murders her family in her own house, a detective attempts to investigate the mysterious case, only to discover that the house is cursed by a vengeful ghost. Now targeted by the demonic spirits, the detective must do anything to protect herself and her family from harm.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Winnipeg

Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho

Director: Nicolas Pesce

Writer(s): Nicolas Pesce

Cinematographer: Zachary Galler

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The Divide (2011)

Synopsis: Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Winnipeg

Starring: Lauren German, Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia

Director: Xavier Gens

Writer(s): Karl Mueller, Eron Sheean

Cinematographer: Laurent Barés

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Hunter Hunter (2020)

Synopsis: A fur trapper leaves his wife and daughter behind to kill a rogue wolf in the remote wilderness, but they soon become increasingly worried when a severely injured man shows up to disrupt their peaceful existence.

Filming Locations in Manitoba: Libau, Seven Sisters, Nopiming, Birds Hill

Starring: Devon Sawa, Camille Sullivan, Summer H. Howell

Director: Shawn Linden

Writer(s):Shawn Linden

Cinematographer: Greg Nicod

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FTM is a member of the Province of Manitoba’s sector council program funded through the Department of Economic Development and Training. FTM builds a highly skilled and adaptable film industry workforce to support the activities of Manitoba production companies. FTM collaborates and partners with members of the film and television industry to identify training needs to support workforce development output.

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