Thursday, February 26, 2009

It's Halloween in Covington

Some of you may already know but if not, the latest buzz around my hometown of Covington is the filming of Rob Zombie's Halloween 2. They have a short shooting schedule and are currently filming on our town square and nearby locations.

This morning, on the way to work, Darrell and I decided to detour around the Square. I wanted to get some photo's of the store fronts and sets before they were all taken down. We arrived about 8am and all was pretty quiet. I asked security if I could take photos and they gave open rein over all but a 20' X 20' section in the middle of the Square itself.

It was amazing to see downtown transformed into a Halloween Festival Setting in February. The store decorations are simple and old-fashion. They have primarily used flags, wreaths and cut-outs.



They have some great banners and 'old' feeling flyer's plastered all over the place. I really want some of the flyer's....



The sets are very 'old' style and quirky. Think a small town Halloween of the late 60's or early 70's. The main center piece is a huge walk-thru pumpkin...



By this time, it was around 8:20am and some crews were starting to arrive. We saw a film truck, grounds people and more of the quirky set pieces arriving at the Square. I was trying to get one last shot, traffic was in my way, and that's when I saw the man himself, Rob Zombie, walking down one of the side streets. I stood there pointing like a spastic fish trying to get Darrell to turn and see him. He was much more calm about the situation. The only person around was his security guy.

I ran (there was no walking) across the street and approached his security and asked if could stand to the side and take a picture. About that time, Rob turned around and asked "What?". His security guy told him we asked about a picture and he said "Sure.". Rob handed my camera to the security guy, put his arm around me and got Darrell into the picture. He was great about the entire thing.

Below is the preeminent photos. I have posted 2 versions. As you can see, I was just a little bit excited...



I love my husband dearly but I just had to do it.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Coolness! So how long are they filming in Georgia? I have read that they are filming in a few different places all over Atlanta.

Anonymous said...

The flyers are from my show here in town. We have been performing the last Saturday of every month for the past 2 1/2 years.

You can check us out on Myspace or Flickr.

http://flickr.com/groups/silverscreamspookshow/

www.myspace.com/silverscreamspookshow

Annabella said...

I know that I have heard a shoot date for as late as April 16th. They are filming primarily in Newton, Morgan and Jasper counties. Covington is located in Newton. They will be doing some shots in Atlanta.

Jason Price said...

Very cool stuff! Thanks for sharing!

Deanna said...

Everybody should be sure to catch the Silver Scream Spook Show. It's a blast!

Charlz said...

What does it mean when Daffodils bloom during Halloween? It means it was filmed in Late winter.

Taryn said...

I too live in Covington. The traffic was crazy around the square!
Did you know they were filming at the Alcovy high school also?

Annabella said...

I heard they where going to be filming at Alcovy High School from March 16 - 17, thru the entire night. Have they already done some filming there?

Anonymous said...

Their filming at AHS right know the schedule is Thur. & Fri. @ 8:30pm & the some days during spring break, I'm on the track team, & when we were heading to the track for practice, they were setting up a police looking booth thing, I also saw Rob Zombie when coming back up, it looked like he was doing an interview so I waved instead of interupting him, & he waved back. You could hardly see inside the trailers the only thing we saw was some girl getting her make up done.