In celebration of the Eureka Theater's Martini Matinee series of locally filmed movies, this week's post covers a few of the movies that were filmed in Humboldt County.
Humboldt County has garnered a number of descriptive names, many derived from the mysterious, foggy landscape, the hard to get to places, and the forests that encircle most communities here. The sights and sounds of the forests, beaches, hills, and mountains here make it easy to imagine that this place is not of this world. All of these things make Humboldt County-and its redwoods- a great location for movies. A number of films have either taken place here or were filmed here and renamed in the studio to be far-off, exotic locations like the forested moon of Endor in Star Wars.