On Tuesday, I mentioned on my Facebook page “Announcement coming soon,” giving you all a little hint with photos from the movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Since I now live in the state of Texas, accomplishing what we did on Wednesday was something that I always wanted to do. Thanks to my manager, April Bedan, who actually made it happen. Last week, she got the green light from the owner of the slaughterhouse that was used in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 and some of 2006 movies. The owner granted us permission for 05/27/15 to come film inside and outside of the slaughterhouse, so on Wednesday we took a small road trip out that way. Around 10:30 am, we loaded up all of our camera gear and started driving towards the two locations we had planned ahead of time that morning. The first stop on our scheduled trip was “The Old Crawford Mill,” as they called it in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. You can see two of the pictures we took at the Old Crawford Mill below.
I gotta say, it was pretty fucking awesome! We got so much footage and photos I don’t know where to begin. I’m not sure what will make the final cut of the official music video, but right now I have a basic idea of how I will edit the video. Whatever don’t make the cut, I might do something like an “alternate Music Video,” or turn the extra footage into some kind of bonus material for the DVD/CD that we will be pressing for “In The Peripheral.” All options are open.
If you haven’t heard by now, Fangoria.com has released a digital version of “In The Peripheral” on their website. I plan to press hard copies, which will come with 2 or maybe 3 extra tracks that are not on the digital version. It will come with a DVD of videos, and a 23 min short film called “I Wish I Could Forget.” That is also the title of a song on “ITP” and I turned it into a short film with some help from the nice people over at Graystone Haunted Manor. I will get into more details about the short film and the DVD contents on a later date.
Now back to this road trip. After we were finished filming and taking photos at “The Old Crawford Mill,” we had a time frame with the owner over at the slaughterhouse. We had to be there by 3:30 pm. So, after getting the footage from our first location and almost being bitten by two rattlesnakes, NO SHIT … we really were almost bitten by two rattlesnakes, we were ready to head over to the slaughterhouse lol. The slaughterhouse is a real, fully operational business. They actually butcher cows, pigs, etc on location and sell the meat there. Everyone there was really nice, and made us feel welcomed. Tourists come from all over the country to check out the location. The image at the very top of this post is from the inside of the slaughterhouse. We were there for about 2 hours filming inside and outside of the slaughterhouse. We got some really good footage and pictures. I plan to start editing the music video this weekend, and hopefully have it up very soon for you all to check out. The song for the video is called “The Cleanser,” which is the first track on my latest release, “In The Peripheral.” Stay awake right here on the website. I will have the video edited soon enough. Until then, spread the word & Thanks for the Support! –KARDIAC!