Thursday, October 13, 2016

Movie Making In Madisonville

Walking around the set of the movie "Nightmare Honeymoon" back in 1972 was an opportunity to talk to the cast and crew, but mainly the technical people who made it all happen. The film location was on the Tchefuncte River near the Penick Plantation, which is now a part of Beau Chene Subdivision.

One scene in the movie was made on the road between Madisonville and the Tchefuncte River boat launch, with a car chase scene ending on the high bridge near T Rivers Bar.

The name of the movie was "Nightmare Honeymoon" when it was released, but while it was filming in Madisonville the working title was "Blood Song" for a while, then it was "Deadly Honeymoon." Changing it to something else was probably a good decision. Here are some of the photos I took while on the set, as well as the interview with the guy in charge of special effects. 

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Interviewing David Huddleston with the Tchefuncte River in the background.

A year later the film was released, accompanied by an article written by me and also a press release on the importance of stars keeping in good physical condition while working on a movie. 

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Here's a list of some of the movies made in or around Madisonville, according to the Internet Movie Database: 

The Baltimore Bullet - 1980
The Beyond - 1981

Killing Birds - 1987
Beyond Darkness - 1990
Door Into Silence - 1991
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long - 1995
Eve's Bayou - 1997
Bayou Ghost - 1997
The Amazing Race - 2001
Sonny - 2002
Stuck in the Suburbs - 2004
The Green Lantern - 2011
Beautiful Creatures - 2013
"1959" - 2014
Zombie Shark - 2015
The Secret: Dare to Dream - 2020

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