It’s officially spooky season, people! So you might as well get in the mood with some delightfully scary movies, right? And what better way to do that than by looking at some of the spookiest movies filmed in Seattle and the PNW. Because it just so turns out there’s a fair amount. So here are 11 of the best horror movies made in and around Seattle.

The Ring


We’re talking about the 2002 remake starring Naomi Watts that scared the hell out of us as youngsters (and still holds up). Washington just so happens to be the perfect place to film this perfectly spooky film. Because water (and a grey, washed-out tone) plays a huge role and you know we just so happen to have a ton of that.

The Changeling

This is a film we don’t hear much about anymore but trust us, it’s a good one. In fact, it’s one of the all-time classic ghost stories. Although the majority of the film was shot up north in Vancouver and Victoria, BC, there are plenty of Seattle sites included like the Stimson-Green mansion on First Hill.  So you know, you can go check it out if you end up getting really invested.

Lovers Lane

If you’re into slasher flicks with lots of drama you don’t want to miss out on this 2000’s classic. And it just so happens to have been filmed around Redmond, Issaquah, Fall City, and North Bend. So if you’re on the east side, you might just recognize a few spots.

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle

This Tacoma based thriller is all about a psycho nanny. But we’ll warn you this movie has some pretty dark themes so be prepared if you plan on watching. That being said, it’s a great 1990s horror flick and of course, it features our favorite Southern Washington city.

The Stranger Beside Me

Interested in true crime? Well, this film details the experience of Anne Rule and Ted Bundy. So while it may not be the best movie, you might find it interesting if you want to know more about this serial killer’s past. Because you know, he was a local.

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The Vanishing

This 1993 film has a star cast featuring both Sandra Bullock and Jeff Bridges. Not to mention, it’s a pretty wrenching psychological thriller that takes place in Seattle and Washington. You’ll get to see local spots like the Seattle Yacht Club, Sur La Table, and more.

Twin Peaks and Fire Walk With Me

You know this list wouldn’t be complete without the ultimate PNW series. And while this show isn’t exactly horror it definitely has some very spooky elements. So if you haven’t watched this show we recommend getting started. And of course, throw the film Fire Walk With Me on the watch list as well.

The Night Strangler

This 1973 film is the oldest one to grace the list but it’s still worth checking out. After all, you’ll get to see some pretty great sets and costumes. Oh, and it’s about a reporter checking out a series of murders in Seattle. So you get the local aspect too.

Rose Red

It’s hard to go wrong with Stephen King. And this film centers around a very spooky haunted mansion. Which just so happens to be Thornewood Castle in Lakewood. And as an early 2000s film, it’s full of some pretty fun special effects.



In case you didn’t know, this film just so happens to be the one that launched Mark Whalberg into stardom. So you can’t really go wrong with that. And you get to see him as a psycho hunk who Resse Witherspoon just so happens to fall for.

And that’s what we have when it comes to horror movies made in Seattle and the PNW. We hope that you guys check out a least a few of these. And let us know what you think, after all, we’re always down for a good re-run of some spooky season classics.JTNDZGl2JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJtb2JpbGUtYWQtb25seSUyMiUzRSUwQSUzQyUyMS0tJTIwU2VhdHRsZSUyMC0lMjBNb2JpbGUlMjAtLSUzRSUwQSUzQ2lucyUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIyYWRzYnlnb29nbGUlMjIlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMmRpc3BsYXklM0FibG9jayUzQndpZHRoJTNBMzIwcHglM0JoZWlnaHQlM0E1MHB4JTNCJTIyJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwZGF0YS1hZC1jbGllbnQlM0QlMjJjYS1wdWItNTUyMTg1Njk1NTQ5NzQ1NiUyMiUwQSUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMGRhdGEtYWQtc2xvdCUzRCUyMjE2MjcxNzI5NDclMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZpbnMlM0UlMEElM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=