The Hunyad Castle (Castelul Corvinilor) in Hunedoara was chosen as a film set along with other locations in Romania including Bucharest, for the horror movie Fright Night 2, directed by Eduardo Rodriguez and produced by 20th Century Fox.
The movie follows the adventures of a group of foreign students come to Romania for a vacation, where the directors chose the Hunyad Castle to film some of the sequences. The filming took place between November 25-27, 2012.
Fright Night 2011 was a remake of the ’80s classic horror comedy. In the 2011 version, Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) suspects his new neighbor, Jerry Dandridge (Colin Farrell), is a vampire.
The castle is becoming a popular spot for shooting Hollywood films; the production team of Ghost Rider 2 paid RON 40,000 (EUR 8,870) to use the location.
Other prestigious movies have been filmed in Romania in recent years. Cold Mountain from 2003 was one of the first bring Romania to the attention of Hollywood filmmakers looking for new spectacular locations at a budget price. The Potigraf village, from Prahova County and the city of Rasnov from Brasov have served as film stages. Other movies shot in Romania include The Boom Brothers, Blood and Chocolate, Princess of Thieves, Borat, Transporter 3 and Youth Without Youth.
The Corvin Castle or the Hunyad Castle is in Hunedoara county, Transylvania and was built in the fifteenth century by Iancu de Hundeoara, in the place of an old fortification, on a cliff at the bottom of which flows the River Zlasti. It is an imposing building with tall and diversely colored roofs, towers and turrets, windows and balconies adorned with stone carvings. More recently the castle has been restored and converted into a museum.
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(photo source: Castle’s official website)