Friday, February 27, 2009

Halloween in the Rain

Tonight was a bad night for filming. It was cold and rainy. The shooting took place on Floyd Street. After I walked around for awhile, I was lucky enough to secure a great vantage point with a group of teens on one of the large front porches. Not long after I staked out my spot, a nice Production assistant came over and was giving us the 'rules' for watching the shoot. The first words out of his mouth was "you will need to go inside and watch through the window." Poor guy had no idea we didn't belong to that house. We politely explained that we could not go in. He told us that if we stood on the back corner, very still it should be OK.

He also described the scene that was going to take place. This was, technically, the first scene in the movie. It is after Laurie Strode shot Micheal. It is (supposed to be) around 5am. She is bloody and walking down the street with Loomis's gun. The police car pulls up behind her as she walks. CUT.

I tried framing and taking a few photos but soon realized it was a hopeless case. I was too far away for the flash to work and if I set a low ISO, the rain just blurred the shot. I decided that it wasn't worth waiting in the rain and getting sick. I decided to call it a night.

On my way out, I noticed they had "trashed" the Halloween Festival set on the Square. They had TP'd several of the trees and it was a general mess. I assume this is the aftermath. I asked when they were filming but Security was not sure. Sometime tonight or tomorrow. I think I'll head down tomorrow to see what I can see - rain or not.

But as promised, here are some dark, not so good or clear, video clips of Tyler Mane's Micheal Myers. Just look for the guy that is all hair and hoodie and about a foot and a half taller than every one else.

Mane and Zombie

The rest are miscellaneous walking scenes...


Tyler said...

hey keep us updated. you have mad my day. thank you so much for posting the pics and telling use the opening scene. hopefully you go tomorrow

Anonymous said...

As I was reading your very thorough and great blog at my house just off Floyd St, half of the Great pumpkin from the Square flew down the road on the back of a flat bed truck! Feb, 28th 10am. I guess they are breaking down the set on the Square this morning. I will stay tuned to your blog on H2. Very Informative. Great Pictures! Thanks.

Vermithrax said...

Looks like y'all had a blast. I know someone famous! You!

H2Hype said...

Damn, Michael is looking huge! I cannot wait for H2. Thanks for the coverage.

Annabella said...

Glad to do it H2Hype. We've actually developed a great little group covering all this craziness!