Preview Backstory

The main attraction of Weirton, WV, why films like SUPER 8, THE DEER HUNTER, and RECKLESS filmed there, is the enormous steel mill that dominates the town skyline. It’s been closed since 2003 and is a constant reminder of how much the town has lost over the years. As a result, it provides the perfect backdrop for SHADY 80’S. Last summer the filmmakers learned that the one-of-kind mill is being torn down, and so they returned to Weirton to shoot all the exteriors of the mill for the film. They captured hundreds of cinematic shots of the mill, from land and air, and while they were there shot a few additional scenes to make this preview.