Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday was the best 'spectator' day I've had since the 2 days filming in Covington back at the end of February.
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.
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).
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.