A handful were bigtime “Hollywood” productions; a majority are “B” films or fall into the category of “never even heard of it.” Some rather clearly involved only a scene or two shot at a Floyd County location.
An incredible 30 of them have been produced since 2000 rolled around so there must be a well-concealed “film industry” in Floyd County ... or at least a lot of enthusiasts with cameras. Many of them must have been born on Halloween given the large amount of horror-themed efforts. Could just be that Greater Rome is a real spooky sort of place.
The oldest one on the IMDB list is the most interesting and if anybody has ever seen a copy, or knows where one is, that’s knowledge worth sharing. Titled “King Cotton” it was a documentary shot at the dawn of movies in 1910 by the Edison Manufacturing Company — silent, black and white, of unknown length. However, at the time Rome was the hub of all things cotton in this region and what drove this city’s economy.
If “King Cotton” was indeed shot on location in Rome, it would show scenes and buildings long since gone, as well as a forgotten lifestyle. Finding a copy would be a great addition to local historical knowledge.