The plot is based on a local urban legend. Four teens turn up missing the night before the annual Scarecrow Festival, and it's up to to local cops to figure out what happened in the thriller starring Bruce Davison.
But this taste of Hollywood isn’t the only brush with fame St. Charles has experienced recently.
Earlier this month, Don Rickles yukked it up at the Arcada Theatre. The legendary funnyman, known as "Mr. Warmth," was spotted dining at Pizzeria Neo, the classy place to get a pie in the 1st Street Development.
Actor Russell Crowe visited the Tri-Cities, also earlier in August, and was spotted eating lunch al fresco outside the Batavia Public Library.
On an apparent health kick, Crowe spent some time on the Fox River Trail while on break from shooting in Plano, Sugar Grove and other locations.
The trail gets high marks, according to Crowe's Twitter account. The Academy Award-winning actor also deemed St. Charles "very pretty."
Go back a tick to May, when Hollywood hunk Hugh Jackman graced the Arcada stage with recording artist Richard Marx. While this wasn’t Marx's first time in St. Charles, this could have been the first time the star of Australia and the "X-Men" movies had set his eyes on our downtown.
The pair were filming for an episode of Public Television Rocks! The multi-talented star and Tony Award winner also hosted the 2009 Academy Awards telecast.
Just a quick trip east and you’re at Pheasant Run, home to Zanies Comedy Club. The humor room, affiliated with the famous Zanies chain, drew in February the likes of Tom Green, whose odd brand of humor landed him a show on MTV.
Zanies also has wrangled comedic stuntman Steve-O, of Jackass fame, who is scheduled to appear later this week.
(I'm sure there are plenty of other well-known people I'm not including. I remember when then-couple Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn were rumored several years ago to be looking at a home in Wayne, not too far away.)
Of course, you could say that all this evidence doesn’t mean St. Charles is necessarily a “draw” for celebrities. And maybe you’re right.
The Pride of the Fox is a far better known as the place for families—the magazine Family Circle clearly thinks so.
But why can’t our ‘burb be both? We have all plenty of glitz and glamour—a couple of resorts, several theaters, an (cough) active nightlife and some seriously excellent restaurants. Not only that, we also have all the makings of a wonderful community—great schools, beautiful parks and a rich history.
I think that, maybe, even the Big Stars of the Boulevard can see the appeal of our Main Street.