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Calcasieu Parish
Carlyss, DeQuincy, Iowa, Lake Charles (Parish Seat), Moss Bluff, Prien, Sulphur, Vinton, Westlake

The name Calcasieu comes from the Atakapan word, "quelqueshue", meaning "crying eagle". It was originally the name of an Atakapa chief, but became the name given to what was formerly the Rio Hondo River (Rio Stondo or "Deep River"), now the Calcasieu River. The parish then inherited this name.

These are the films that we have documented for this area so far.


Jezebel - Dir: Wyler; Cast: Davis, Fonda. Drama set in antebellum New Orleans, with some exterior scenes filmed around Lake Charles.  Golden Poster print available on this title. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.


Drowning Pool, The - Dir: Rosenberg; Cast: Newman, Woodward. Mystery thriller filmed in New Orleans, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, and Oaklawn Manor Plantation in Franklin.


Beyond, The (a/k/a) 7 Doors of Death, 1983 - Dir: Fulci; Cast: MacColl, Warbeck. Italian horror partially filmed in Lake Charles, Metairie, Monroe and New Orleans.


Passion Fish - Dir: Sayles; Cast: McDonnell, Woodward. Drama filmed in Elton, Gueydan, Jennings, Lake Arthur and Lake Charles and featured the MacDonnell Plantation.


Strange Fruit - Dir: Schickner; Cast: Faulcon, Tolbert. Drama set in a rural Louisiana town and partially filmed in Lake Arthur, Lake Charles, Gueydan, Kaplan and White Castle.


Little Chenier: A Cajun Story - Dir: Wolf;  Cast: Schaech, Koehler. Drama filmed in Lake Charles.

Mercy - Dir: Roddy; Cast: Farrell, Fay. Horror filmed in Lake Charles.


No Logic - Dir: Falcon. Sports street skating video partially filmed in Lake Charles.


All Over But to Cry: Hurricane Audrey - Dir: Block. Documentary filmed in Lake Charles.

Film Hustle - Dir: Fordham. Documentary showing behind the scenes on grassroots marketing partially filmed in Lake Charles.

Good Boy - Dir: Roddy; Cast: Marcantel, Shannon. Thriller filmed in Lake Charles.


Art of Fashion - Dir: Luterbach. Short documentary hosted by Justin Lebrun filmed at Lake Charles.

East Stackton - Dir: Farina; Cast: Bankens, Gosbee. Horror thriller short filmed in Lake Charles.


Man in the Chair - Dir: Henderson; Cast: Fay, Shannon. Thriller filmed in Lake Charles.

Masquerade at Heist - Dir: Luterbach; Cast: Lebrun. Short action filmed in Lake Charles.

Plotted Plants - Dir: Petersen; Cast: Pastrana, Greene. Short crime drama partially filmed in Lake Charles.

You Can Stay Here - Dir: Veron; Cast: Carson, Garza. Short horror filmed in Lake Charles.


How to Love a Geek - Dir: McGowan; Cast: Cecelia, Chidlaw. Drama filmed in Lake Charles.

Sulfur - Dir: Slatkin, West; Cast: West, Rome. Drama filmed in Lake Charles and Moss Bluff.


Space Between, The - Dir: Phillips; Cast: Gonzalez, Coffman. Short sci/fi filmed in Lake Charles.


Climb Every Mountain: Sound of Music Revisited - Dir: Schalle; Cast: Gatica, Ledet. Musical documentary partially filmed in Westlake.

La La Gras - Dir: DiGiovanni; Cast: Smith, Jr., Fay. Short comedy filmed in Lake Charles.

Pure Country Pure Heart - Dir: Santostefano; Cast: Bundy, Cox. Musical drama filmed in New Orleans and Lake Charles.


Ex, The - Dir: Jones; Cast: Broussard, Jones. Short horror filmed in Lake Charles.

Lesson in Cruelty, A - Dir: Salazar; Cast: Lebrun, Copping. Comedy filmed in Lake Charles.

You Might Be the Killer - Dir: Simmons; Cast: Kranz, Hannigan. Comedy horror TV movie filmed in Lafayette and Breaux Bridge.



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