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30 Movies and Television Shows Filmed in Elora & Fergus

Elora and Fergus are a popular backdrop for filming movies and television, movies including Stephen King's It and Lars and the Girl starring Ryan Gosling. Here's a list of thirty movies and television shows filmed in Elora & Fergus.

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Movies & Television filmed in Elora, Ontario, Canada

It (2017)

In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis

R | 135 min | Horror

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, R.D. Reid PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Dead Silence (2007)

A young widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Fairman

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Simon Birch (1998)

A young boy with stunted growth is convinced that God has a great purpose for him.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Stars: Ian Michael Smith, Joseph Mazzello, Ashley Judd, Oliver Platt

PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Angel Eyes (2001)

A mysterious man is drawn to a feisty female police officer and a unusual relationship ensues, as not everything is as it seems.

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Jeremy Sisto, Terrence Howard

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

Mrs. Soffel (1984)

Peter Soffel is the stuffy warden of a remote American prison around the turn of the century. His wife, Kate, finds herself attracted to prisoner Ed Biddle. She abandons her husband and ...

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine, Edward Herrmann

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance

Trapped in Paradise (1994)

Residents of a friendly Pennsylvania town foil three brothers' plan to rob a bank on Christmas Eve.

Director: George Gallo | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey, Richard B. Shull

PG-13 | 111 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Funeral Home (1980)

A young woman arrives at her grandmother's house, which used to be a funeral home, to help her turn the place into a bed-and-breakfast inn. After they open, however, guests begin disappearing or turning up dead.

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Kay Hawtrey, Lesleh Donaldson, Barry Morse, Dean Garbett

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

An American Christmas Carol (1979 TV Movie)

In an American town, an old bitter miser is given a ghostly chance at redemption on Christmas Eve.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Henry Winkler, David Wayne, Chris Wiggins, R.H. Thomson

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy

Unearthly (2013)

After his daughter disappears in search of a mystic medallion, Malcolm vows to get her back even if that means entering a zone full of unspeakable evils, horrific creatures and images that haunt his nightmares.

Director: Robert McCallum | Stars: Phil Andros, Danica Barker, Johnny Bobesich, Spencer Cagan

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Matt and Jenny (1979–1980)

A brother and sister, who are new to Canada, are in search of their uncle after their mother passes away on-board the ship from England.

Stars: Derrick Jones, Megan Follows, Neil Dainard, Duncan Regehr

25 min | Adventure, Family

Shortly to Go (2020)

Retiree Gordon Halsey is visited by a mysterious stranger named Cloves, who makes him a bowl of soup.

Director: Charles Dennis | Stars: Patty McCormack, Kenneth Welsh, Colin Fox, Carr Norman Early

20 min | Short, Drama

The Great Scout Adventure (2008 Video)

A group of Scouts write a fictional story to win their merit badge for writing while attending Scout camp.

Director: Sterling Johnston | Stars: Jacob Caldwell, Henry Daemen, Marcus Govier, Jordan Jongstra

G | 47 min | Adventure

Bluehair (2001)

Rose Barber has given up on life. Living in a small town where the weekly funeral is the main social event, Rose spends her time playing cards and complaining about her lack of ill health. ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Kymlicka | Stars: Marcia Diamond, Meg Hogarth, Billie Mae Richards, Matthew Sharp

30 min | Drama, Short

Clear Cut (2003 Video)

Kenny's best friend moves away and Kenney's Dad signs him up for Scouts with out asking him. The film tells the tale of a boy who is implicated in an act of senseless vandalism and is torn ... See full summary »

Director: Sterling Johnston | Stars: David Bigelow, John Bigelow, Jacobus de Bock, Debbie Deckert

46 min | Drama

Skiff Drag River Hop (2016)

A surreal tale of a man living alone in the wilderness as he chases an unseen thief who has stolen his radio.

Director: Jay Wolting | Stars: Claudia Wit, Martin Malinski, John Wolting, Brent McIkram

13 min | Short, Drama, Mystery | Completed

The Greatest Joke Ever (2010 Video)

It's 1983 and a group of grade 6 boys invite the new kid on the street to go backpacking with them so they can play a mean practical joke on him only the tables are turned when the new kid saves their lives after a foolish accident.

Director: Sterling Johnston | Stars: Kyle Claeys, Henry Daemen, Chris LeConte, Payton LeConte

G | 45 min | Comedy, Family


Small-time podcast hosts Thomas and Zane attempt to tell true chilling stories but find themselves in trouble when they become key witnesses to a murder confession.

Director: Mason Hambly | Stars: Victoria Dunsmore, Christian Corbett, Mason Hambly, Andrew J. Martin

Short, Thriller | Post-production

Living for the Risk (2019)

A short documentary about people who risk their lives seeking out thrills. It explores and uncovers why they do it, what they're risking and if chasing thrill is in their 'blood.'

Directors: Amber Silva, Nicholas Sokic

9 min | Documentary, Short

The Film Festival (2018)

Two aspiring filmmakers are finally accepted into their first film festival and meet some characters along the way.

Director: Brian Kennington | Stars: Lars Classington, Jenny Fischer, Steve Kasan, Ray Kennington

18 min | Short, Comedy

Gone Tubing (2005)

Tom finds friendship in the local residents of Elora on a father-son camp out at the Elora Gorge Park.

Director: Sterling Johnston | Stars: Cameron Menzies, Evan Green, Michelle Dyment, Katherine Kerr

PG | 84 min | Comedy

Protection (2015)

Caught unprepared during a romantic interlude, Clive sets out for some protection; but before the night is through his past catches up with him making him question, what protection does he really need?

Director: Zachary Ramelan | Stars: Caitlyn Derderian, Austin Duffy, Charlie Hamilton, Feden Kidane

Short, Drama

Mating Season, Shadowlands (2018– )

A couple explore the idea of opening their relationship while on a remote camping trip when they encounter a mysterious stranger.

Director: Charlie David | Stars: Oscar Moreno, Nicolas James Wilson, Jim Garrow, Vasilios Episode: Mating Season (2018)

Unrated | 24 min | Drama

Movies & Television filmed in Fergus, Ontario, Canada

Trapped in Paradise (1994)

Residents of a friendly Pennsylvania town foil three brothers' plan to rob a bank on Christmas Eve.

Director: George Gallo | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey, Richard B. Shull

PG-13 | 111 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Salem Falls (2011 TV Movie)

A man with a troubled past tries to settle down in a small town, finds love and then ends up being the target of a witch hunt.

Director: Bradley Walsh | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Sarah Carter, AJ Michalka, Rick Roberts

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama

Bunked! (2010)

On the last night of summer camp, bunk staff Johnny prepares for a night alone with the much sought-after Carrie Skurka, but soon finds his group of rowdy campers have plans of their own for the evening.

Director: Orlee-Rose Strauss | Stars: Laurie Campbell, Jonathan Oore, Corey Lof, Noah Spitzer

14 min | Short, Comedy

If a Tree Falls (2010)

Siblings, Brad and Lisa Carpenter, along with two lifelong family friends, Will and Vanessa, set out to cross Eastern Canada enroute to an annual family reunion. Their road trip takes them ...

Director: Gabriel Carrer | Stars: Ry Barrett, Breanne TeBoekhorst, Jennifer De Lucia, Daniel Zuccala

18A | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

Camp Cowabunga (2020– )

Set at a summer camp during the 1980's, Camp Cowabunga follows the adventures of the quirky camp staff and their lovable animal friends as they laugh, play and sing.

Stars: Jason Sharman, Nicole Rose Bond, Cassidy Aitchison, John Cormier

Comedy, Family

Has Anybody Here Seen Canada? A History of Canadian Movies 1939-1953 (1979 TV Movie)

Director: John Kramer | Stars: Michael Kane, Evelyn Cherry, Leo Choquette, F.R. Crawley

85 min | Documentary, History

Memorial (2008)

Kelly Jenkins is a reclusive woman who reveres her privacy. After a car crashes in her front yard, she must confront both private and public grief when a man stalks the fatal accident site.

Directors: Eliza Crosland, Megan Crosland | Stars: Jennifer Daniels, Alan K. Sapp, Andrew Seagram, Glenn Curtis

15 min | Short, Drama

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