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Ryan Vellinga

Get in the spooky spirit by watching one (or all) of these Vegas-based horror movies

The forbidden allure of Sin City makes it an enticing location for horror filmmakers. Here are 10 movies that explore the scary side(s) of town.

Las Vegas Serial Killer (1986)

There’s not much suspense in this scuzzy exploitation movie about a strangler on the loose, but it’s a fascinating travelogue of ’80s Vegas.

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Leprechaun 3 (1995)

A luck-based villain such as Warwick Davis’ evil leprechaun is the perfect fit for Vegas. He terrorizes patrons of the Lucky Shamrock hotel-casino in the franchise’s campy third installment.

Vegas Vampires (2007)

Blaxploitation legends Tiny Lister, Richard Roundtree, Bernie Casey, and Fred Williamson (who also directs) star in this repetitive, disjointed movie about bloodsuckers infesting the city.

Vampire in Vegas (2009)

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Horror legend Tony Todd brings some gravitas to this cheesy low-budget production about an ancient, strip club-owning vampire looking for a formula to survive the sun.

Fright Night (2011)

This remake of the 1985 horror-comedy features David Tennant as a flamboyant Criss Angel-style magician, alongside Anton Yelchin as a teen convinced his neighbor is a vampire.

Hostel: Part III (2011)

After two installments set in Eastern Europe, the series moves to Vegas, without creator Eli Roth. Hapless tourists in town for a bachelor party are instead kidnapped and tortured.

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Evil Bong 777 (2018)

Yes, this is the seventh installment in the unkillable series about Eebee, the evil bong. The characters head to Vegas for a surreal, plotless odyssey that includes a surprising amount of puppet sex.

Weedjies: Halloweed Night (2019)

Shot almost entirely at the Artisan, this goofy, sleazy stoner B-movie features nasty little creatures summoned by a “Weed-G-Board.”

Blood From Stone (2020)

Director Geoff Ryan mashes up Laughlin and Downtown Vegas into a fever dream of a desert town in this meditation on the lonely life of immortal vampires.

Army of the Dead (2021)

Zack Snyder brings his maximalist, stylized action to Vegas in this combination of horror and heist movie, starring Dave Bautista as a mercenary hired to steal $200 million from a zombie-infested casino.