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Monday, 27 February 2012

Urbex - the movies ! and a pitch

Urbex in the movies, hmmmm - your worst nightmare, the film is going to be either total shite or the next time you go exploring you end up a nervous wreck.

Personally I've always thought Huncoat Powerstation would make a good location for a zombie film, or locals surrounding the building with flaming torches.

Huncoat Powerstation

I can just picture the marauding hourde (with or without flaming torches) coming across the wasteland.

Huncoat Powerstation


I came up with a cracking idea for a urbex horror (well I thought so), a pitch as they call it in the trade, but whilst having these idle daydreams at work one day I then started trawling the net as you do.

First nugget I came across was that Paramount Pictures contacted the owners of the ship Duke of Lancaster

Turns out they wanted to use the location for the new Brad Pitt film World War Z.

Ghost Ship

But nothing came of it by the sounds of things.

So Urbex horror, first up is Urban Explorers. Not one I've seen on the shelves of our local Asda, but here is the trailer in all its glory.



Oh, here we go a longer one



Next up, Death Tunnel, set in an old hospital/asylum type place so not sure about the name of the film. Looks interesting this one (to me).



 Session 9, inspired, it is said by an unoffical visit to Danvers State Hospital




Anyway, here is my pitch (it was a shit day at the office) that I dream't up...

 Asylum Seeker - leave nothing but footprints

(nice tagline don't you think ? ok, no)


Urbexers explore the rotting buildings around us.

Urbexers explore the rotting buildings around us


Documenting the decay of industry & the forgotten world around us.

Documenting the decay of industry & the forgotten world around us


Ever wondered whats in that old building you pass as you run for your train ?

Ever wondered whats in that old building your pass as you run for your train ?


What would you find ?

What would you find ?


 The doors that slam and the floors that creak...

The doors that slam and the floors that creak


Dare you enter the abandoned asylum ? Sprawling houses of madness hiding the many dark secrets best forgotten.

The pinnacle of Urbex is the abandoned asylum, sprawling houses of madness hiding many dark secrets best forgotten


You avoid the security, the metal thieves, the weed farmers and the homeless in the decaying victorian factories. But the asylum is empty ? slowly rotting....

You avoid the security, the metal thieves, the weed farmers and the homeless in the decaying victorian factories. The asylum is empty ? slowly rotting


What lurks in the shadows ?

 what lurks in the shadows ?


Waiting

 waiting


For the kill !

for the kill


Leaving nothing, but footprints...

leaving nothing but footprints


Hang on, hang on,  if you are a film producer, email me, I have more ideas  - Lawn of the Dead, just think Crown Green Bowling with zombies, it has hit written all over it.

Plus loads more.......




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