‘Chicago Fire’ Star Taylor Kinney Once Listed 4 Major Films That Will ‘Creep You Out’

by Jacklyn Krol

Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney is a horror movie fan and has some movie suggestions for you.

Although fans may know him from Chicago Fire, he was actually in his own horror-thriller movie, The Forest. The 2016 movie follows a young woman who attempts to find her sister at Aokigahara (the suicide forest). What drew him to the project was the script.

“It was I think more of a psychological thriller and just the idea that to keep people guessing and to keep people thinking and to engage an audience in that aspect, and even after you watch it to have conversation. Hopefully, people are talking about it on the car ride home or what have you,” he told ScreenRant.

Kinney grew up watching classic horror films and suggests the same for fans.

“But I grew up with Amityville Horror, The Shining, and Friday the 13th, and Halloween. Those type of films that used to just [laughs] creep you out. So that was more my experience with the genre,” he said.

When it comes to his all time favorite scary movie, it’s The Shining.

“I remember as a kid watching it and not really being able to sleep that night. It really freaked me out,” he concluded.

‘Chicago Fire’ Accuracy

Chicago Fire is as close to the real thing as possible. Aside from making the actors follow around real life firefighters, the show actually uses real firefighters as extras.

Anthony Ferraris got an email from the firefighter’s union about a show looking for extras. He was the only person allowed to “drive squad.”

“Steve Chikerotis, the show’s technical advisor, who I’ve known for years, asked me if I would drive. I said sure, and that’s pretty much how it all went down. I started out as an extra, and then Derek Haas (our Chicago Fire showrunner) approached me around episode five or six and asked me to read for him. Then they started writing me in,” Ferraris told Wolf Entertainment.

Hollywood isn’t known for accurately portraying things. However, Chicago Fire is the exception. They have a veteran firefighting consultant on set along with the real life extras. Their goal is to make it as authentic as possible to correctly portray the first responders’ lives.

“We have a very dangerous job, and we’re very tight when that bell rings,” he added. “But when we’re at the firehouse, we’re busting on each other and giving each other a hard time. We golf together; we do a lot of things together. I think it translates onto the screen, and it’s pretty realistic of life at work. When you live with somebody for 24 hours, you’ll learn a lot about them, and you do that for 88 days a year. It’s your second family.”