According to the Illinois film office, the state's film industry generated record-breaking revenue in 2013 of $358 million, an increase from $184 million from the previous year.
The Illinois film industry is well represented during the Halloween horror movie season. As Halloween approaches, here's a look at the highest-grossing horror movies filmed in Illinois, including how much they made at the U.S. box office, user ratings from the International Movie Database website, and filming locations within Illinois.
The majority of these movies are nothing to write home about-some are pretty awful-but there are a few classics. See if you can recall ever watching any of these freaky flicks.
Check out 7 of the top movies:
13. Munger Road (2011)
On the eve of the annual Scarecrow Festival, two St. Charles police officers search for a return killer the same night four teenagers go missing on Munger Road.
IMDb score: 4.5/10
U.S. Box Office: $266,000
Illinois filming location(s): St. Charles, Bartlett, Elburn, Geneva, Sugar Grove
12. Below (2002)
Strange happenings occur on a WW II submarine.
IMDb score: 6.2/10
U.S. Box Office: $589,000
Illinois filming location(s): Lake Michigan
11. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Based on the true life serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas.
IMDb score: 7.1/10
U.S. Box Office: $610,000
Illinois filming location(s): Northbrook, Downtown Chicago, Lower Wacker Drive in Chicago
10. Soul Survivors (2011)
A co-ed is caught between the world of the living and the dead.
IMDb score: 3.8/10
U.S. Box Office: $3.1 million
Illinois filming location(s): Chicago, Northwestern University, Uptown Theatre in Chicago
9. Poltergeist III (1988)
Carol Anne is staying with her aunt in a highrise building, and the supernatural forces that have haunted her previously follow her there.
IMDb score: 4.5/10
U.S. Box Office: $14.1 million
Illinois filming location(s): Chicago (Francis W. Parker School, John Hancock Center, Water Tower Place)
8. Child's Play 2 (1990)
Chucky's back as the doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer, butchering all who stand in his way of possessing the body of a boy.
IMDb score: 5.6/10
U.S. Box Office: $28.5 million
Illinois filming location(s): Chicago
See the 6 top-highest grossing Illinois horror movies at Reboot Illinois to round out the top 13.
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