A scary sequel that was filmed throughout the Hudson Valley this past winter has just released its official trailer.

Smile Hudson Valley, You're on The Big Screen

In January 2024 production began across the Hudson Valley on a horror movie project. The sequel to the creepy, horror movie Smile was filmed in Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, Ellenville, and Albany. Plus other locations in New York City and New Jersey.


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Smile 2 began production and shut down major Hudson Valley roads like U.S. Highway 209 between Schrade Ct. and Washington Ave in Ellenville, and Edwards Street in Newburgh.

It's been a few months, but now we can see the Hudson Valley on the big screen.

Smile 2 Trailer Released. Can You Spot the Hudson Valley?

The trailer dropped earlier this week on Wednesday, June 19th, 2024. Take a look below, can you spot the Hudson Valley?

Considering they filmed in the region in January, I'm guessing the outdoor scenes with snow are definitely from the Hudson Valley. What do you think?

Youtube, Smile 2
Youtube, Smile 2

Smile 2 will be in theaters on October 18th, 2024 and stars Naomi Scott and Lukas Gage.

Many Hudson Valley Film Crew Hired for Smile 2 Production

A perk of movies filming around the mid-Hudson region (besides all the fun celebrity sightings) is all the opportunities it brings for local production crews.

After the Smile 2 trailer was released, the Hudson Valley Film Commission took to social media to write "Best part of SMILE 2 winter production was the number of trained professional crew members that were hired LOCALLY, including MANY department heads."

They add:

Tons of local actors and extras were also hired locally. That's how you create sustainable regional Film Production.

Look out for the Hudson Valley in Smile 2 on October 18th. Until then, take a look at some of the best places to film a horror movie in the area:

Best Wooded Area to Film a Horror Movie in the Hudson Valley

Ever wonder where the perfect woods in the Hudson Valley would be to film a scary movie in? Here are the best choices according to Hudson Vally residents:

Gallery Credit: Google Maps

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Fire up the TV, microwave some popcorn, grab someone you can scream with, and enjoy these 5 creepy movies that were filmed in Western New York.

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