With its location 20 miles south of the world’s busiest airport, stretches of open road, and versatility, Henry County, Georgia has continued to grow in popularity as an ideal filming location for a number of television and movie projects. As you make your way through each city in Henry County, you’ll come across locations where productions both large and small have taken place. Here are just some of the projects that have filmed in the area.
The Walking Dead (2010 – Present)
A breakout hit during its debut in 2010, The Walking Dead has amassed a large following. The show films in various locations throughout the state of Georgia and has even set up shop in Henry County on more than one occasion. Scenes from season two and season six of the show have been filmed in Hampton, GA. The location of the season six dumpster scene, where characters Nicholas and Glenn are confronted by a swarm of walkers, is now designated as one of the Georgia Film Selfie Spots. The show even inspired a walking tour operated out of Speakeasy Bookstore, located in the downtown area.
Furious 7 (2015)
For the seventh film in the Fast and Furious franchise, the Vulcan Materials Company’s rock quarry in Stockbridge, GA was used in a heart pounding scene where Paul Walker’s character escapes a bus before it plunges into the quarry below with some revved up assistance from Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Atlanta Motor Speedway is unrecognizable as the coliseum in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. If you’re a fan of the film series, you may remember the chariot scene where Jennifer Lawrence dazzles the crowd as Katniss, “The Girl on Fire.’’ The scene was shot at the Hampton, Georgia speedway.
We Are Marshall (2006)
Matthew Fox, portraying Red Dawson, gets the news of the tragic plane crash that claims the lives of Marshall University football players and fans in a scene from We Are Marshall that was filmed at the W. D. Miller Store in Stockbridge, Georgia. The film boasts talent that also includes Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Mackie and Kate Mara.
Made in Heaven (1987)
Gardner Farm in Locust Grove, GA was used in scenes from Made in Heaven, an 80s comedy starring Timothy Hutton and Kelly McGillis as two spirits who fall in love in Heaven, later reuniting with one another on earth. The film even features a cameo by the late Tom Petty.
Take a Self-Guided Tour of Henry County Film Locations
Once you’ve brushed up on your movie and television viewing and identified these locations onscreen, take a self-guided tour of Henry County to find filming locations throughout the region. This guide to television and film projects shot in the area serves as the perfect road map for traveling film and television fanatics.