10 Best Louisiana Horror Movies for Halloween
Warning: these 10 trailers for horror movies based or filmed in Louisiana should not be viewed by anyone with a heart condition or those easily upset or nauseated by the sight of blood, guts, gore or Louisiana.
We also strongly recommend that these movie trailers not be watched by children who are young enough to risk mental suffering from nightmares for weeks or even years to come.
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In other words: Watch at your own risk!
The Skeleton Key
A 25-year-old hospice worker (Kate Hudson) is sent to New Orleans to care for an aging stroke victim who is bed-ridden and cannot speak. The caretaker finds a mysterious key that unlocks a hidden room with ancient secrets, voodoo, danger and lies. That skeleton key was a dead giveaway she wouldn’t find Wi-Fi and Cable TV in there when she unlocked the door.
In this horror thriller, a group of teenagers have to run for their lives through the swamps of Louisiana. Mr. Jangles, a man possessed by 13 evil souls, chases after them in his relentless pursuit of new victims.
Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Gators
Sharks have gotten a lot of attention on the Syfy Channel lately, but ‘Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Gators’ is taking over for Halloween. In this one, you’ll find moonshiners, feuding families, romance and alligators eating people alive. So, pretty much like a normal day in Louisiana.
A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana. While in the hotel, many supernatural things happen. She later discovers that the haunted building was built over one of the entrances to Hell. (Of course it was!) Other Louisiana entrances to hell are located in Shreveport on Sprague St, Death Valley in Baton Rouge and Morgan City.
I remember seeing this when it was new in 1963 at a drive-in theater. My sister-in-law had seen it the week before and said that people were actually throwing up in the theater because of all the blood and gore in this movie. I didn’t throw up when I saw it but I’m glad I had a change of underwear with me.
It’s about an Egyptian caterer who goes around killing women and uses their body parts for a fest to bring an Egyptian goddess back to life. At that time, I didn’t know it was filmed in Louisiana.
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
After committing several murders, the Candyman travels down to New Orleans and continues with his horrific killing spree. Now in The Big Easy, the Candyman’s next victim is a school teacher who just so happens to be the daughter of one of his previous victims.
This one reminds us of a school teacher we once had that always took our candy. We wanted to kill her, too.
The Alligator People
If this horror flick made in 1959 doesn’t scare you to death, you’re sure to laugh yourself to death.
A newlywed couple traveling down to Louisiana on a train gets sidetracked when the husband receives a frantic telegram. When he gets off at a station to make a phone call, his new bride’s honeymoon turns into a nightmare of horror. A mad scientist in the swamp turns her husband into an alligator man who stands on two legs and much more deadly than the four-legged kind.
This action-packed horror classic doesn’t take place in Louisiana, but it was filmed in the Sportsman’s Paradise.
Here’s one of our favorite parts of the movie, where a man and woman are trying to unclog a sink. When the woman steps out of the room for a moment, something strange comes out of the sink and attacks the man while he is using a plunger, spattering blood, guts and other sickening matter all over the room.
We think he should have use Liquid Plumber or Drain-O to remove the clog, but hey, we live and learn — well, die in his case.
This is one you can’t live without on Halloween! A night that is supposed to be fun becomes a horrific nightmare for a group of tourists who find themselves stranded in the wilderness of a Louisiana swamp while on a haunted swamp tour in New Orleans.
Something in the swamp has a hatchet and loves to use it. Surprisingly, it’s not a cast-member of the show ‘Swamp People.’
A crew on an oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico decide to ride out the storm as a hurricane begins to rage. When one of the crew members mysteriously goes missing and their search to find him fails, the crew realizes that they are being stalked by a deadly creature that is picking them off one at a time.
Unlike real life, it’s not the hurricane that’s scary, but the damned thing in the water.