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Ocala is a city and the county seat of Marion County within the northern region of Florida, United States. The total population of Ocala was estimated to be at 60,786 as of the 2019 United States Census making it the 49th most populated city in Florida.

Home to over 400 thoroughbred farms and training centers, Ocala was officially named the “ Horse Capital of the World” in 2007. Notable attractions in the Horse Capital of the World include The World Equestrian Center, Ocala Breeders Sales, Live Oak International, The Ocala National Forest, Silver Springs State Park, Rainbow Springs State Parks, and the College of Central Florida.

Some of the movies filmed in this city are mentioned below.

An Accidental Zombie (Named Ted) (2017):

This comedy horror romance movie is written and directed by Anne Welles. The tagline of this movie is that “Not All Zombies are Monsters.” This movie was nominated for eighteen awards out of which it won 14 awards (Anaheim International Film Festival, Aphrodite Film Awards, Couch Film Festival, ECA, Hollywood Film Competition, Hollywood Hills Film Award, Lucky Strike Film Awards, Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque, NYC Indie Film Awards).

The story revolves around the life of Ted, who is a Zombie physically but he knows that he’s not a zombie mentally. He says that he just picked up a “skin” thing during his vacation in the Caribbean. Ted’s bizarre family does not believe him and has their doubts. They don’t shy away from it and make Ted uncomfortable but he is convinced that he is fine. Things start getting worse when he falls in love with a hot vampire.

Filming Locations:

Ocala, Florida

The Celestine Prophecy (2006):

This adventure drama movie is written by James Redfield (screenplay and novel), Barnet Bain (screenplay), and Dan Gordon (screenplay) and it is directed by Armand Mastroianni. This movie has the tagline of “The book that changed our lives is now a movie.”

The story revolves around the life of John Woodson who is about to experience something dramatic that would change his life forever. Through a mysterious set of coincidences, he finds himself on an adventure to Peru in search of ancient scrolls, known as the Celestine Prophecy. This prophecy predicts a new awakening that redefines human life and provides a glimpse into a completely spiritual culture on earth. Every step that John takes in the search of this prophecy, he encounters a new awakening. It is only in this letting go that he finds the true meaning of life.

Filming Locations:

Ocala, Florida

St. Augustine, Florida

Costa Rica

Puerto Rico

Los Angeles, California

Automaton Transfusion (2006):

This horror movie is written and directed by Steven C. Miller. It has the tagline of “Blood...Will...Run.” This movie has been nominated for one award (Toronto After Dark Film Festival Award for Best Independent Feature Film.”

The story revolves around the life of three teenagers Chris, Scott, and Tim who are best friends. They decide to drive to a bar downtown to a grungy band’s gig. While heading downtown, they realize that there are no cars on the road despite the rush hour and then they find the streets and surroundings empty. As they reach their destination, they are attacked by a group of zombies. They must act together and be smart in order to save their lives and get out of there.

Filming Locations:

Ocala, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Kerr City, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Jeepers Creepers (2001):

This mystery horror movie is written and directed by Victor Salva. The tagline of this movie is that “Fear takes a road trip.” This movie was nominated for eight awards out of which it won five awards (Crystal Reel Awards, Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, and Fright Meter Awards).

The story revolves around the life of a sibling duo of a brother and a sister. They are driving back home from an isolated road not realizing that this road is home to a dangerous creature who is a flesh-eater and is in the midst of a ritualistic eating spree.

Filming Locations:

Ocala, Florida

Wildwood, Florida

Dunnellon, Florida

Bushnell, Florida

Which one of these movies is your favorite? Let us know!

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocala,_Florida

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3924774/?ref_=adv_li_tt

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0398842/?ref_=adv_li_tt

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0469683/?ref_=adv_li_tt

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0263488/?ref_=adv_li_tt

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