Bad Things Happen In Safe Places

The perfect closure for recent weeks of filming at a certain carnage-endured house in Scream 4 is this article from AnnArbor.com about the owners; how their house came to be chosen, and some of the changes production made to the homestead. A few nice photos and quotes, too.

Although some scenes have been filmed in Northville, Dearborn and elsewhere, Ann Arbor most closely resembled the fictional Woodsboro, where the “Scream” movies take place. It had that small-town, vibrant, friendly community vibe, said Logan Cooper, “Scream 4″‘s location manager. He said the goal is to portray a town that’s sweet and inviting, to show “how bad things happen in safe places.”

The big challenge was to find two houses side-by-side where you could see out of one window into another. Cooper said that element is central to the plot, which he wouldn’t divulge. He says there were “definitely moments of despair” as he drove around Ann Arbor and the Detroit suburbs for six weeks, looking at 40 pairs of houses, before he found the Tesars’, which is directly adjacent to the house next door. Both houses have been used to film the movie.

Warning, there is a vague death spoiler contained. Click here to read the article.

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  1. The big challenge was to find two houses side-by-side where you could see out of one window into another. Cooper said that element is central to the plot, which he wouldn’t divulge.

    Very, very interesting………

  2. “It’s called “post-cinematic separation anxiety,” jokes Cooper, … When the celebrities go, and the crew that you’ve come to know just pulls out as quickly as they came, “the circus disappears and a lot of people are sad,” he says.”

    Ha, I can totally relate! I talked to this family a few times and they were really nice. I also heard rumors about how much they were getting paid, but those are totally unsubstantiated!

  3. I wonder how much film studio usually pay to use someone’s house for nearly a whole month. I can imagine, quite a lot since it’s displacing people from their house and home. And also, while relocating the family, who pays for their temporary home?

  4. You wanna hear the estimate I heard? It’s more than you would guess!

  5. gee… I’d say, a hundred thousand dollars?

  6. So they’re getting paid quite a considerable amount of money? I wonder if they get paid half a million.

  7. I heard $40K + remodeling costs. But this was third-hand, so who knows?

  8. so, shenae grimes from 90210 and lucy hale from pretty little liars are filming on set at the moment…

  9. this means that the film is shot in a week?

    So if this is so, is the 15th April is exaggerated as long as no film editing

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