Saturday, March 14, 2009

H2: The Rabbit in Red

Friday was the best 'spectator' day I've had since the 2 days filming in Covington back at the end of February.

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I arrived in Farrar about 4pm. I parked at small store past the location and walked back down to the set.



I joined a couple of local teenagers watching the action from across the street and struck up a conversation with a Jasper County Sheriff's Deputy. One thing I have to say, every security person I have encountered on this film has been amazing nice. He told me the community had been in a complete uproar (especially the Pastor of the local church) about the signage on the side of the building.

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He also told me Tyler Mane was supposed to be on set around 7p and that they were filming 3 murders. SCORE!!

I was making small talk with the locals when I saw this guy rounding the corner in front of the "Rabbit in Red" carrying a bag and some cokes. He stopped, looked over and motioned for me to come over. I motioned back to make sure he meant me. I walked over an lo and behold it Micheal (MJagr26). He had scored the perfect spectator spot at a flea market directly behind the Rabbit in Red. The flea market folks where great and let us hang out there the rest of the evening. Here are some of the GREAT folks I met...



We had the opportunity to watch them film 2 scenes with Ezra Buzzington as Ned Atkins the Beer Truck driver...



One of the COOLEST things that happened was the guy that has been doing all the 'behind the scenes' filming asked if he could come over and talk to us. Our answer? Of Course!!! It's a one-in-a-million chance that we will make the DVD extras but it was just too cool. The next awesome thing as seeing Tyler Mane. We had heard he drove himself to the set (opposed to taking one of the vans in with everyone else). We were standing around talking and one of the crew yells "Tyler's here!". We all look and there he is pulling into the set. Couldn't get a picture (well, I did but all you see is car).

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After that, Micheal (and I tagged along) walked over to the gate that led to the 'star' trailers. We could see Tyler and Ezra walking around. We also saw someone in ghost makeup and a wig net. We had no idea who it was at the time. Later, learned it was Sheri Moon Zombie.

As the sun went down and the temperatures dropped, more spectators started to show up. I'm not sure what happened but by 8pm, the crew was clearing everyone from the area - No Spectators. Bummer. While I was disappointed that I didn't get to see Myers in action, it was my best 'stars' sighting.

I will snoop around the Covington film locations on Monday but they are all interior shots. It may end up being a bust to watch. We'll see.



22 comments:

Brandon said...

Great pics!

Jonathan said...

Yeah we got there around 9 friday and noone could even stop and look.However we scored some good pics of the rabbit in red lit up at night,one of the set guys said they were filming tyler looking in the window and were shooting it from across the street and also from inside and didnt want people taking pics of him in full gear.Any info on shooting for wednesday or thursday?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us up-to-date. I wish i could be up there all the time like y'all. Keep up the good work.

Annabella said...

Jonathan, I would LOVE to see your night pictures. I tried to take one on my way out but it is nothing but one large blur. Do you have them uploaded to the web somewhere? Would it be OK if I posted some of them on the Bunny Blog?

MJagr26 said...

Great recap Anabella. I really wish I had gotten contact info for everyone we met. They really were great people. It makes the time that much better when you have folks to talk movies with that share the same interests. If any of you guys from Friday read this please send me your contact info to MJagr26@aol.com

Brandon said...

I have a few night pictures. Not worth a damn really. haha check em out here

http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn224/hypermac99/h2/

Jonathan said...

yeah annabella Ill post them and ill let you know where they are and sure you can use them,itll probbally be tommorow but ill get em on here.Any info on wed or thurs shooting???

Leigh-Anne said...

Glad you got to see some good action on Friday, Annabella!! Thanks for the update! (I'm so sad that I missed out on the fun!)

Anonymous said...

so where are they filming today and tomorrow? i am actually going to be working in covington/ porterdale the evenings of both days!

Jonathan said...

They are filming on the corner of Conyers St and Elizabeth St in a white house today. It's off the square in Covington. Still wondering where they will be for the next few days :(

MJagr26 said...

Just got back from Covington shoot. All interior so not much to see. Did meet Rob though. Great guy! Very friendly to both me and my son Jakob. Photos and recap posted in my myspace page

www.myspace.com/yuvgotredonyou

Sorry I missed you Regina...gotta love modern technology!

brandon said...

killing me... how'd u meet rob. have?road closed off. im up here right now in the rain hahA

Jonathan said...

Wow.. any updates on filming this week??

MJagr26 said...

Sucks I missed ya brandon! Looking forward to meeting you soon. If you head back towards the square, the cast trailers are behind the first methodist church on the right. Thats where Rob was coming from when we met him. Good Luck!! See you on the next venture. I hear they are filming in Buckhead later this week at the Intercontintental Hotel. I think it's Wed-Fri. Not sure though check local listings :)

Annabella said...

I'm sorry I missed everyone! I was wondering around the plantation house in the rain for about 20 minutes on Monticello Street but couldn't really see anything.

Brandon, for some reason I cannot get the link to work?? I would love to see those pictures. At some time, we need to arrange a meet-up for everyone at one of the film locations.

MJagr26, I stole 2 of your pictures off of MySpace (the house & your pic with Zombie.) Can I repost them on the blog?

Leigh-Anne, did you get to check anything out today??

To All, from the intel I received tonight, filming will be in Decatur tomorrow. I cannot make that. If anyone heads that way - take pictures because my camera met an untimely death tonight and I am not sure when I can get it replaced!!!

MJagr26 said...

Wow I am sorry to hear about your camera. Such a crucial tool during these exciting times. You are always free to use anything you need from me. :) I am totally up for a get together. With all of the filming going on in GA this might be the beginning of some beautiful relationships! Let me know what you come up with.

Brandon said...

Just got home. Standing out in the rain actually paid off. Got to meet Wayne Toth. Very Nice guy. Got a pic with him and showed us some cool shit.

Mjagr26. I believe I saw you and your kid. We walked right passed one another.

Annabella said...

Brandon, I would love to see your pics!

Brandon said...

If the link I posted before doesnt work... look me up on photobucket. User name is Hypermac99. Everything is under H2 folder.

Annabella said...

Holy sh*t! Those are some awesome pix Brandon!!! Would you mind if I posted a couple of those to the blog?

Brandon said...

Yeah sure. Go ahead.

Leigh-Anne said...

MJagr26 - Congrats on meeting Rob!! I can't wait to see yours and everyone else's pics!!!! (MySpace and PhotoBucket are unfortunately blocked here at work.)

Annabella - I didn't go down there yesterday cause I figured there really wouldn't be anything to see, but I'd love to meet up with everyone at the next location. Heard any details yet? The only info I have is that they're shooting at another house on Conyers Street (address is 2166) on Tuesday, March 24. It's the exterior of the Myers house and the scene is "Strange Things Happen."