Welcome to the spooky season!

To take a quote from one of my all-time favorite horror motion pictures, 1978's Halloween, "You know it's Halloween, I guess everyone is entitled to one good scare."

Given that Halloween is right around the corner, you might be looking to drum up a few good scares yourself, and chances are you might be in the market for a bunch of horror flicks to help get you in that Halloween spirit.

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According to Wikipedia, when it comes to movies that are set in South Dakota there have been 42 different ones made. No shocker here, the great majority of them are Westerns. However, three of the 42 are horror movies.

So, if you're on the prowl for a few new movies to add to your Halloween flicks watch list, you might consider checking out these horror movies that supposedly take place in South Dakota.

The first film I'm going to mention is titled "Bigfoot." This flick came out in 2012 and stars Danny Bonaduce, yep, that Danny Bonaduce of Partridge Family fame. It also stars Barry Williams, aka Greg Brady, from The Brady Bunch. The movie even had a cameo appearance from rockstar Alice Cooper who plays himself.

The plot is centered around a ginormous sasquatch that attacks a 1980s-themed rock concert being held in Deadwood, South Dakota. Concert promoter, Danny Bonaduce attempts to kill the beast and use its body as part of a tourist attraction. Hijinx ensues at that point. Spoiler alert, Mount Rushmore gets destroyed in the process. Sounds like a must-watch to me.

The second movie is titled, "The Boy Behind the Door." This movie came out in 2020. The plotline of this movie revolves around two boys who were kidnapped while walking through the woods in South Dakota. The flick follows their attempt to escape the kidnapper's house. Supposedly there are some scary challenges along the journey.

Movie number three is titled, "Imprint." This film came out in 2007 and is set on a reservation in South Dakota. The movie follows a Native American attorney prosecuting a Lakota teen in a controversial murder trial,  she returns to the reservation to say goodbye to her dying father. After the teen is killed, she hears ghostly voices and sees strange visions that cause her to re-examine beliefs she thought she left behind.

I don't know if these three movies are guaranteed to keep you up late at night, but they might be worth a watch should you need a little something to help get you spooked this Halloween season.

As long as we're on the topic of horror flicks that could be set in South Dakota, personally, I think one of the scariest movies a person could make is a film about living in this state during the months of January and February, you know when the average daytime temps hover around zero. Trust me, that's scary! Most days it's much scarier than some big menacing dude wearing a mask chasing you around with a chainsaw!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Source: Wikipedia

8 Celebrities You May to Run Into In South Dakota

You may not think of South Dakota as the crossroads of celebrity life. That's a good thing, we kind of like to live under the radar here on the upper plains.

But, living in South Dakota we are just a few degrees away from stardom. Not just because the author of the Little House on the Prairie books is from here. Or because every time Tom Brokaw shows up on TV, someone will say, "You know he's from Yankton."

We may not have as much of a chance at a celebrity sighting in South Dakota as we would in Minneapolis, but there are some famous personalities you may run into in the 605.

Twelve South Dakota Places to Put on Your "Must Visit" List!

Make the most of summer in South Dakota and visit these spots that speak to why SD is great!

A lot of them you might have visited, some you haven't for sure, and some are old favorites that maybe you haven't been to in a while. So, while there is still a little time or even one more weekend, and gas prices are down a bit - - try and make it to one of these great places.
What can be found in these 12 locations?

What can't? Camping, fishing swimming, kayaking, birdwatching, and tons of other great outdoors-type activities. Historical, educational exploration, hobby interests, kids activities, just plain old beautiful scenery, and- - to use an overused phrase- -lots more!

With all of that in mind, let's dive in!

Gallery Credit: Patty D

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