While we were in Oshawa for the B4 Film Festival, Ali took me to nearby Bowmanville to visit the site of Camp 30, an abandoned cluster of buildings that were once a WWII POW camp. I was astounded that something like this still existed, seemingly in the middle of nowhere.
|Breaching the gates.|
|I'm stating the obvious...|
|Most horror flicks DO start this way.|
|Random creepy doll.|
|Asbestos, lead asbestos...|
|Makeshift skate park.|
|Fancy a swim?|
|For some reason, I don't trust that chair.|
|Dare you to stick your hand in.|
|Stairway to nowhere?|
|Another creepy... I don't know what that is!|
|More stairways to nowhere!|
|Ali tells me nooses are a common find. Ick.|
|Stepping out into the light.|
As you can see, this locale would be a fantastic place to shoot in. Walking through the crumbling interiors, I was reminded of Marble Hornets and how the filmmakers must have felt when they discovered “their” building. Logistically - or legally for that matter - it probably doesn't make sense to film there, but it was still pretty inspiring, walking around an environment that was both eerie and beautiful at the same time.