The commercial airs in mid-March. We shot for 14 hours with a lunch break entirely on the main floor of the hospital, including the old boiler room, as you’ll see below. The food was great, the people were great and I was the only actor (there were maybe 50 crew?) so I felt pampered and preened. They were really fantastic about accommodating my needs – always asking if I had enough food and water, and chaffeuring me out to the set and back.
Staged for the set:
Not staged…actual hospital rooms etc:
Okay, granted a lot of shit went down in this place. There is a ton of heavy atmosphere and you don’t need an overactive imagination to figure out the sorts of things that went on. But I was amazed at the amount of superstitious bullshit that was bandied about. Lots of talk about the place being haunted. The elevator with the door that opened and closed without power…a spot on the wall that’s colder than the spots nearby…people being pushed downstairs by ghosts, for the love of Mike! Come on, kids, this is 2007. Get a grip. Grown men were afraid to go to the bathroom on the second floor by themselves. SHEESH.
At any rate, it’s quite a sight to see. Very Blair Witchy.