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TheWickerFan
07-28-2010, 09:23 AM
Love those creepy small towns where all is not what it seems. Some of my favorites:

Dark Secret Of Harvest Home - Cornwall Coombe
Children Of The Corn - Gatlin, Nebraska
You Know They Got A Hell Of A Band - Rock N Roll Heaven
The Stepford Wives - Stepford, Connecticut
The Lottery

There must be loads I'm forgetting. What other creepy small towns with a deep dark secret are worth visiting?

endo
07-28-2010, 09:26 AM
Salem's Lot is a good one. Rainy Season and One For The Road are two other good stories by King about two towns with pretty sinister secrets as well.

RainbowEyes84
07-28-2010, 09:28 AM
The DevonsVille Terror (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG7Oa-8frik

Burned at the Stake (1982)

Satan's Slave (1976)

TheWickerFan
07-28-2010, 09:42 AM
Salem's Lot is a good one. Rainy Season and One For The Road are two other good stories by King about two towns with pretty sinister secrets as well.
Of course:http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/9220/sl8og1.jpg

I'd love to see Rainy Season and One For The Road made into films.

RainbowEyes84
07-28-2010, 09:45 AM
I can't forget Demons of Ludlow 1984!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfDVe5-Qhks&feature=related

endo
07-28-2010, 09:45 AM
I'd love to see Rainy Season and One For The Road made into films.

So would I. Another good one is Crouch End. They actually aired that in the mini series a few years back Nightmares And Dreamscapes on TNT. The whole mini series was done pretty well I thought.

TheWickerFan
07-28-2010, 09:51 AM
The DevonsVille Terror (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG7Oa-8frik

Burned at the Stake (1982)

Satan's Slave (1976)

Those pesky cults and covens.

I see Burned At The Stake takes place in Salem, Mass., a fun loving town.http://home.texoma.net/~adwignall/images/salem.jpg

Satan's Slave gave me a picture for Eye and Tooth removals.

TheWickerFan
07-28-2010, 09:56 AM
Crouch End is a wonderful story!

Wow Rainbow, you sure know your 80s horror! I don't think I've seen any of those films you mentioned.

I see Demons Of Ludlow was directed by Bill Rebane, director of the classic Giant Spider Invasion.http://thumbnails.hulu.com/18/728/88807_512x288_generated__0NvMtTt290aMNgYB+eEVgg.jp g

neverending
07-28-2010, 10:31 AM
2000 Maniacs anyone?

roshiq
07-28-2010, 11:26 AM
If there isn't a separate thread for "Top Island with A Secret" then I like to recommend The Wicker Man (1973).

TheWickerFan
07-28-2010, 12:41 PM
Inviting!http://www.thefilmyap.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/2000-Maniacs-insert.jpghttp://www.lastexittonowhere.com/media/images/uploads/productimage-picture-summerisle-598.jpg

TheWickerFan
07-28-2010, 12:44 PM
Who Can Kill A Child - the lovely island Almanzorahttp://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/images/2298nino2.jpg

RainbowEyes84
07-28-2010, 01:17 PM
There's only one Bill Rebane. One Very underrated director!

I love The Great Spider Invasion BTW!

RainbowEyes84
07-28-2010, 06:58 PM
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home is hard- to- find on DVD. I don't think it's on DVD yet! Is it?

The VHS will do, I always thought David Ackroyd was hot!

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Karl Kopfrkingl
07-28-2010, 08:26 PM
Hallowed Ground, In the Mouth of Madness and The Village are some movies that come to mind. Lovecraft loved creepy towns almost as much as Stephen King. I like The Shadow over Innsmouth. And I remember a Goosebumps story from when I was young called the Welcome to the Dead House that fits this category.

RainbowEyes84
07-28-2010, 09:26 PM
I think I may have gotten one film mixed up with your category. I just realized Satan's Slave isn't a small town with a secret. The secluded English-side manor and story there is more so a "family with a secret". In that case, you and I should start a category together. LOL

Here's one I so love,

the damn commericial has to go, but you get the full movie here:

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TheWickerFan
07-29-2010, 01:49 AM
More great travel ideas: In The Mouth Of Madnesshttp://torontoist.com/attachments/toronto_davidf/2008_12_2_bridge.jpg
Innsmouthhttp://www.myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/lovecraft-shadow-over-innsmouth-500x312.jpg

Thanks Karl.

RainbowEyes84
07-29-2010, 01:52 PM
No one has heard of or seen Legacy of Blood?! :rolleyes:

jbp is scary
07-29-2010, 06:08 PM
well dead silence had a town with a secret and also darkness falls had an awful secret as well(great movie!)

TheWickerFan
07-30-2010, 02:43 AM
well dead silence had a town with a secret and also darkness falls had an awful secret as well(great movie!)

Those vengeful spirits!http://www.lovefilm.com/lovefilm/images/products/8/15458-large.jpg

There was also The Foghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ja51IYJlbws/Sw1qgdhs5XI/AAAAAAAAD5s/FHMR01EzDck/s1600/TheFog2-1.jpg

and Dead And Buried - a town with a very unusual secrethttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mlCB5rRk2jw/SUX3YLBOrgI/AAAAAAAAAZ4/L6mYRg4WZUw/s320/DEAD_AND_BURIED-0.jpg

Elvis_Christ
07-30-2010, 05:17 AM
and Dead And Buried - a town with a very unusual secrethttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mlCB5rRk2jw/SUX3YLBOrgI/AAAAAAAAAZ4/L6mYRg4WZUw/s320/DEAD_AND_BURIED-0.jpg

Killer piece of horror. This one sits at the top of the pile with Alone in the Dark as some underrated US horror cinema.

TheWickerFan
07-30-2010, 05:52 AM
Killer piece of horror. This one sits at the top of the pile with Alone in the Dark as some underrated US horror cinema.

Loved Martin Landau in this scene:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50UeOS4NvzE

ChrisSTC
07-30-2010, 05:16 PM
Friday The 13th (Camp Crystal Lake)\
John Carpenters Halloween (Haddonfield)
Alan Wake (Bright Falls)
Nightmare on Elm Street (Springfield, Ohio)

TheWickerFan
07-31-2010, 01:35 AM
I'll take Bright Fallshttp://www.gamepron.com/imagery/BrightFalls-Deerfest.jpg

TheWickerFan
09-25-2010, 09:58 AM
Children Of The Stones:http://www.yorku.ca/kdenning/+3130%202006/avebury.jpg

LCHorrorFan
09-29-2010, 08:14 AM
Would the Amityville Horror count?

TheWickerFan
09-29-2010, 09:39 AM
Would the Amityville Horror count?

Needs to be a 'Town With A Secret'.

sonofspam
09-29-2010, 10:09 AM
Has anyone seen calvaire-its more of an art house horror flick and dark comedy-but it definitely has a dark secret. If you havent seen it then I suggest you do. Also martyrs has a deep secret--I don't know if it qualifies but its a great movie

Killer_Pulp
09-29-2010, 11:30 AM
How about Silent Hill? That was pretty good.

TheWickerFan
09-29-2010, 11:35 AM
I'll take Silent Hill and Calvaire.http://www.eatmybrains.com/images/news/calvaire_07.jpghttp://api.ning.com/files/OjFOux2Sv-GOFp5jzVyUyVrD75idw-rAC8rn7aDsyIg_/silent_hill1.jpg

Sistinas666
04-17-2011, 09:23 PM
I miss excellent threads like this.:(

swiss tony
04-18-2011, 08:01 AM
The Fog (original one, not the shitty remake)

Blair Witch Project

Good shout with The Wicker Man. It's clearly the best of this sub genre.

The Village is another good one!

The Lost Boys?

Fearonsarms
04-19-2011, 04:56 PM
Great shout out for Calvaire-also Dagon, Cthulhu (2007) and In The Mouth Of Madness. Should also include City Of The Living Dead and City Of The Dead

Diabolical
04-19-2011, 05:47 PM
i dont really understand this topic. would sleepy hollow count?

slysje
04-21-2011, 07:12 AM
IT

best movie ever anyway:p

BookZombie
04-21-2011, 11:12 PM
Here are my favorites:

Salem's lot in it's various incarnations are a favorite of mine.
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat is a fun little movie.
The Bothersome Man is a very spooky town with a secret movie.
Sleepy Hollow (The one with Christina Ricci is my favorite.) I love this movie.
Stepford Wives both the original and the remake, though the original is much, much spookier.
Wolfhound, great little shapeshifter flick.
The Wicker Man both the original and the remake, though the original have more style.
The Island, great science fiction movie and while it is a facility they are at it is run as a town.
Vampire’s Night Orgy, a great little movie about an abandoned town that proves to be full of vampires.
Population 46, I loved it up until the ending, though that was disappointing.

TheWickerFan
04-22-2011, 01:56 AM
The Island is an unofficial remake of a film called Parts The Clonus Horror which I think you might enjoy. It's cheesy, but fun. I still think there is a really good film to be made about this story.

BookZombie
04-22-2011, 04:38 AM
The Island is an unofficial remake of a film called Parts The Clonus Horror which I think you might enjoy. It's cheesy, but fun. I still think there is a really good film to be made about this story.

Thank you for the information. The Clonus Horror have been on my wishlist for a while and I am planning on picking it up. I think I will like it very well. I am also curious about how Never Let Me Go is, I got that cheap on blu ray so am waiting for it to arrive.

hueyisme
04-22-2011, 07:04 AM
New version of Wickerman, the one with Nicholas Cage.

BookZombie
04-22-2011, 10:44 AM
I like the remake of the Wickerman, I enjoyed watching it, however I know allot of fans of the original was not to pleased with it. I however think it was fine.

The Demons of Ludlow is a horrible town with a secret movie, but it is sort of fun to. I just thought I mention it.

TheWickerFan
04-22-2011, 11:16 AM
The remakes of The Wicker Man and The Stepford Wives almost seemed to mock the original films, and I didn't appreciate that.

BookZombie
04-22-2011, 11:26 AM
I do not think they mock the original films, but they do have a different tone. The remake of the Stepford wives are a comedy really and remake of the Wickerman to is lighter in tone than the original, though I would not call that mocking, they are just different.

neverending
04-22-2011, 07:49 PM
They're also just really really bad.

BookZombie
04-22-2011, 08:25 PM
I enjoyed them. I do not really see what is so bad about them except that they are very different from the original.

neverending
04-22-2011, 09:14 PM
For one thing, Nick Cage bumbling around in a bear suit...

BookZombie
04-23-2011, 03:41 AM
Hehehe, Well you got a point there. :P I however still enjoyed most of the movie, but that might be just me.