Local filmmakers and others involved in the movie industry in the region gathered Thursday for a press conference announcing their plans to film the majority of a feature flick in Erie. The movie is a “fracking horror” that combines ecological issues with the horror genre.
Marc Blucas, stars in the film. He is a Girard native and actor who has starred in many movies and TV shows, most notably as Riley in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. John C. Lyons wrote the script and pitched it to Blucas. Blucas, seeing where the film was to be made, agreed to lend his talents. He says Erie has great potential for filming almost any scenery, (minus the desert, maybe).
Crews will begin filming in Erie later this year.
The filmmakers are holding auditions for local talent at the Porecco Center. That will happen on Saturday, May 5th.