On The Screen | 11 Times Rockwood Was In The Movies

Rockwood in the Movies

We all love the serene spots in Rockwood. From the quaint downtown to the beautiful sceneries of the Rockwood Conservation Area, it’s a lovely place to live and visit. In fact, it’s so lovely that a number of films have used it as their backdrop. Here are 11 times Rockwood was in the movies.

A History of Violence

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Release Date: 2005
Starring: Viggo Mortensen
This American crime thriller filmed around Ontario, including in Rockwood Conservation Area (IMDB).

Cheaper by the Dozen 2

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Release Date: 2005
Starring: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Eugene Levy, Hilary Duff
The family-friendly sequel finds the Baker family competing with a rival family on their Summer vacation. Rockwood was the perfect backdrop for these cottage scenes (Wikipedia).

Men with Brooms


Release Date: 2002
Starring: Paul Gross, Leslie Nielson
This Canadian curling flick showed a lot of love to Canadian backdrops and curling clubs around Ontario, and of course the lovely Rockwood Conservation Area (IMDB).



Release Date: 1999
Starring: Jude Law
This science fiction body horror film was written, produced, and directed by Canadian director David Cronenberg (Wikipedia). Parts of the movie were filmed in the Rockwood Conservation Area.

Duct Tape Forever

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Release Date: 2002
Starring: Steve Smith, Patrick McKenna
Red Green and the residents of Possum Lodge took their story to the big screen in this 2002 comedy. Many well-known Canadian faces pop up in the film as well as some well-known locations, including Burlington, Rockwood and Rockwood Conservation Area (IMDB).

The Barrens


Release Date: 2012
Starring: Stephen Moyer, Shawn Ashmore
Rockwood Conservation Area must be a spooky place at night, because The Barrens is another horror film that used the woods to create some scary scenes (IMDB).

Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

Release Date: 2010
Starring: The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato
The characters may have returned to Camp Rock, but the film set for this sequel found a new home in Rockwood. Need a little more proof? Take a look at this video of Demi Lovato and the Jonas brothers taking a few minutes to sing to the Rockwood fans.


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Release Date: 2006
Starring: Jason Behr, Elias Koteas
Have you ever heard of werewolves in Rockwood? This 2006 horror-action film shot scenes around Ontario, including Hamilton, Creemore, Toronto and Rockwood (IMDB).

Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid


Release Date: 2008
Starring: Aria Wallace
This TV movie graced the small screen in 2008. The Nickelodeon movie chose Rockwood and Toronto for its set locations (IMDB).

Night of Terror

Release Date: 2006
Starring: Mitzi Kapture, Mick Mancuso
Location scouts chose Toronto, Guelph and Rockwood for this TV movie thriller. Fun Fact: This movie was shot in only 16 days! (IMDB).



Release Date: 1996
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, William Baldwin, Donald Sutherland
Although this movie did a lot of filming in the United States, it did set up in Rockwood for some scenes (Grandriver.ca)


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