Top-10 movies filmed in Moose Jaw

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Little Chicago? More like Little Hollywood. Over the years, Moose Jaw has been a prime location for directors and producers who have come to the Friendly City for filming. This has drawn in some big name actors from Ryan Reynolds to Charlize Theron.

Top 10

Check out our list of top 10 movies filmed here:

10. Vampire Dog

Fang, a 600-year-old talking vampire dog made an appearance in Moose Jaw back in 2011 for this family-friendly flick. A local home was used for filming, as was Crescent Park. 

9. 13 Eerie

It seems like a lot of horror movies are filmed in the Friendly City and for 13 Eerie, zombies were roaming the streets. Film producer Kevin Dewalt said his former home city was the perfect spooky location to make this zombie flick. Filming took place at Moose Jaw's old animal park where a set was built.

8. Hollywood Flies

Moose Jaw never looked so good once this cast rolled into town. Maxim cover girl Caprice and actor Vinnie Jones star in this thriller about a road trip from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. 

7. The Wisher

Also known as Spliced, this film takes places in a small town where teenager Mary is obsessed with horror movies. But her life soon becomes the horror story once the Wisher starts stalking her. This film brought former heartthrob Drew Lachey of 98 Degrees into town. They filmed in the Cineplex Galaxy theatre and there was even a car chase scene down Main Street.

6. Surveillance

This independent thriller is set in Nebraska but was filmed in the Friendy City and starred Bill Pullman. With a budget of $3.5 million, Moose Jaw was chosen as a filming location because it was low budget to film here. The film also made its way into Cannes 2008. 

5. Chained 

A psychotic serial-killing cab driver is on the lose in Moose Jaw! Well he was when this movie was filmed here in 2011. Director Jennifer Lynch was so impressed with filming in Moose Jaw, that she had to come back for more. 

4. Skipped Parts

This movie is based on Tim Sandlin's book of the same name, starring Mischa Barton and Jennifer Jason Leigh. An ungrounded young mother and her thoughtful teenage son are banished to a remote provincial town by a domineering father. That town? You guessed it; Moose Jaw. 

3. Sleepwalking

Charlize Theron stars in this film about a woman who is kicked to the curb by her dead-beat boyfriend. Shooting locations included the zero block of Athabasca Street. However, Mother Nature proved to be the biggest challenge for actors of the film as they endured harsh winter conditions while filming here. 

2. Just Friends

This romantic comedy brought in a few big name actors to Moose Jaw like Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris. Most of the movie was filmed in the city with the hockey game scene being filmed at River Park and the church fight filmed at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. The National was also used to film scenes in a bar. 

1. WolfCop

An alcoholic policeman runs through the streets of Moose Jaw in scenes for this Canadian film that was entirely filmed in Saskatchewan. Parts of the film was also filmed in Wakamow Valley, showcasing some of Moose Jaw's most beautiful bits. This movie also went to Cannes.

Organizations: 98 Degrees, Cineplex Galaxy theatre, Roman Catholic Church

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Crescent Park, Friendly Hollywood Las Vegas Los Angeles Nebraska Friendy Athabasca Street River Park Saskatchewan Wakamow Valley Cannes

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