Halloween park in Ohio now home to studio for film, TV

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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A Halloween attraction in southwestern Ohio is now home to a studio for film, television and video production.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports that Land of Illusion Studios and Backlot has opened on the grounds of the Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park outside Middletown.

The park’s owner says opening the 110-acre venue to film crews in the offseason is a way to increase business at the property and bring jobs to the community.

The new business is working with FilmDayton and the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission to promote the location.

Los Angeles-based Petri Entertainment started filming an independent horror movie at the location this week.