With so many legendary movies filmed and based in Illinois, it's time to find out which movie genre residents really love the most.

I've always loved movies based on true events - like American Murder: The Family Next Door.  Something about knowing the storyline actually unfolded in real life is fascinating to me.  It's usually tragic, but insane to watch!

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I would say I'm more into documentaries than movies just because, typically, you can watch them in a series rather than a full length two or three hour movie.

Nonetheless, anything based on true events is my thing.

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Living in Illinois, we have tons of cornfields and it always reminds me of Children of the Corn.  That's why I refuse to go to any corn mazes! Makes me too nervous lol.

Illinois' Favorite Movie Genre Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

There's just something about the adrenaline rush, jump scares, and suspense that keeps me coming back for more horror movies.

Whether it's a classic like "The Shining" or a more modern hit like "Get Out," there's no denying the appeal of a good horror movie night.

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So, if you're in Illinois and looking for some cinematic thrills, just know you're in the right place. Grab some popcorn, dim the lights, and get ready to scream – because horror is our jam!

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