Non Stephen King Movies Set In Maine [VIDEO]
Bangor’s most famous resident is responsible for so many films set in the 207, but there are plenty of others too.
Not every movie on this list was a giant blockbuster at the box office, but there are some Academy Award winners. Check out some examples of Hollywood using our beloved state as a setting.
“Wet Hot American Summer” takes place in 1981 at Camp Firewood, a summer camp located near Waterville, Maine. This funny comedy features some names you might recognize. Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, and Amy Poehler are all part of a seriously funny ensemble. The film became such a huge cult hit that Netflix revived it with an eight-episode prequel series starring most of the film's original cast, in 2015.
"The Cider House Rules" is a 1999 American drama starring Tobey Maguire. It’s the story of Homer Wells, an orphan, who grows up in a Maine orphanage. It was nominated for 5 Acadmey Awards, and took home two gold statues.
"In The Bedroom" is a 2001 crime drama set in Camden, Maine. Matt and Ruth Fowler enjoy a happy marriage and a good relationship with their son Frank, a recent college graduate who has come home for the summer. It was nominated for 5 Academy Awards.
“The Man Without A Face is a 1993 drama set in Deer Isle, that was written and directed by Mel Gibson(pre scandal) He stars as Justin McLeod, who has been living an isolated existence as a reclusive painter, following a car accident that left him disfigured on the right side of his face and chest by burns sustained in the post-crash fire.
"Welcome To Mooseport” is a 2004 political comedy set in the fictional Maine town of Mooseport, that was loosely based on Kennebunkport. It stars Ray Romano and Gene Hackman
"Casper" is a 1995 smash that grossed $287 million dollars. Filmed in Camden, but set in Friendship, Maine, young boys Nicky and Andreas enter Whipstaff Manor on a dare, but are scared away by a ghost named Casper.
Check out this behind the scenes look at the locations whre "Casper" was flimed!