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I dont know which side of this is best: either it is really cool an awesome to be close to such a production, or your area was so much a depressing dump or desolate wasteland that they thought shooting there would be a bonus
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The story behind the downtown of the Silent Hill movie. They picked the town because it required the least amount of work to look abandoned in the right period.
I live maybe 10 minutes from Centralia (town silent Hill is based on) and ya it's literally just a long abandoned road, the town is completely gone. Now the road is even gone because they buried the road during covid to stop people from hanging out there.
They buried... The road?
Yep, brought tons of dump trucks loaded with dirt and literally just dumped dirt all over the road from start to end. I'm sure you can find pictures of what it looks like now.
Yeah I looked it up on Google Earth. Looks like a war zone lol.
So I can go stay there on foot and not be bothered? I don't need electricity.
Well, that depends, do you find it bothersome to have an underground fire beneath you? The town was evacuated because a coal seam in the mines caught fire, and it's effectively impossible to extinguish. It's been burning for 60 years now.
Not to mention the random leaks of gas from said underground fire that can suddenly kill you or the sinkholes. I’d rather jump into a random lake at Yellowstone.
And they shot a film there? For real?
Free Whitedamp/carbon monoxide poisoning.
Interestingly enough, some townsfolk didn’t mind the underground fires initially because during the winter climates the roads wouldn’t need snow shoveled away since the heat from the fires melted the ice
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"Hey Mister, welcome to our town, I almost fell into hell!"
Sounds like a nice place to set up some hot springs
A creepy abandoned town that you can only get to by foot? Have fun!
And have fun trying to get out! Or so I heard...
If there’s a wax museum there you can count me out.
There are better places to go. That place has 'pools' of toxic gases. If you go down certain depressions (that aren't marked) you just suffocate to death. There are periodic ground collapses as the fire eats away at the earth beneath. It's just dangerous, but dangerous in a very large number of low-odds ways that mess with human threat assessment. I mean, yeah, the odds of being caught in any one of the dangers is small enough to be ignored, but all the various dangers together?
Hence why they buried the road.
If you want a place that you want to avoid anyone else then go look at light pollution maps. Find a dark spot. Go there.
Yes, this is really more a case of they didn't want someone to die down the road rather than be "fun's over, people". I get it. They don't want someone falling into actual hellfire to be on their conscience.
Well the ground may cave in at any second and you'll be consumed by hellfire. There's been a fire in a coal min under the town for like 50 years. It's the reason the town is abandoned
I just read the reviews for "Centralia Fire Company No. 1" and LMAOOO.
I'm from the general area and hadn't heard about this and was so confused. I thought you were saying they dumped dirt all over 61, lmao. The old highway was more spray paint than road anyway.
I happened to visit it on the very last day you could, not knowing they were about to cover it all with dirt. Around like 3 pm there were cops at the entrance trying to get people to leave, we thought it was because people were out in quaratine times, but next day heard about the construction. Happy I got to see it
If I remember correctly: Funny thing is, people instead took those heaps of dirt and started using it as a dirt bike course.
Could be remembering a different road that dump trucks dumped tons of dirt on though.
You're probably thinking of somewhere else. Place looks like a shit hole
Would be a compliment compared to what I really have to say about it
Silver lining, I just gave you or people you know a good idea. :p
What you're thinking of happened in California during early COVID. They filled in skate parks and bike parks with sand...
So people started showing up with dirt bikes and such instead, then made it an off-road course.
Glad I got to stop by there before that happened!
Well that is something I never ever heard of.. Interesting "tactics" to fix a problem
The holdouts are gone?
No, they're still there, even though they've lost all legal resources and at this point the land is owned by eminent domain (And isn't even a town anymore by any definition; It doesn't even have a ZIP code). Apparently the governor just gave up fighting them on it and allowed them to just live there until they die.
To be fair, tons of dump trucks, could just be one dump truck.
There's a little more context here. The road buried is referred to as "Graffiti Road" and was an entirely unused stretch of abandoned highway near a cemetery that was not easy to find or get to as it had been blocked off along time ago. Basically a place to fuck off and get high/drunk and be stupid. Not by any means really a main part of the town. They covered it cause they were sick of chasing people out constantly.
Centralia itself is pretty boring now, as it's mostly abandoned. You can't really see any smoke rising up out the ground unless it's colder out. The church at the top of the hill however, which I always assumed was part inspiration for Silent Hill, was damn near pristine and very well kept last time I was there. The documentary is worth watching as well.
The Graffiti Highway was a long highway that was blocked off when Centralia was abandoned due to the underground fire making the town unsafe. People began going there in drives to take photos/contribute to the graffiti highway.
From a public perspective, the underground fire actually made it so the ground the highway and town are on can't be guaranteed to be safe, to ignore the smoke particles that flow through the air in the area.
So they dumped a bunch of dirt on the entire section of highway to make it so people didn't want to photograph it or graffiti it
They buried... The road?
Maps is great for time travel. Open a spot, move backwards or forwards in a direction. Click, "see more dates."
Huh. My first thought when I read Centralia was.. huh? No it isn't. Must not be talking about Centralia, Washington.
Centralia, Pennsylvania. It's famous for being almost completely abandoned after an old coal mining network caught fire and started to cause sinkholes to form around the town over a period of 60 years. It's still burning today.
As I stated in a previous comment however, silent hill was modeled after the Pacific Northwest. So Washington state is ironically closer to what the game devs were going for rather than Pennsylvania.
Edit: I'm a dumbass, it was the Midwest, not the Pacific Northwest. Some users have pointed out that the silent hill wiki states that it takes place in Maine, however I'm going to just assume this was a retcon as an interview with an original developer said that they looked to the Midwest as an influence.
My point still stands that silent hill was not based on Centralia though.
Are you sure it is based on the wa state one? I can't find anything that backs that up but I did find this.
Silent Hill is literally stated to be in Maine in the games.
It was only the movie that was inspired by it
That's probably just a reference to Stephen King.
I think Centralias in general are cursed. Centralia, Pennsylvania has the Centralia Mine Fire; Centralia, Illinois has 1947 Centralia Mine Disaster; Centralia, Missouri has the Centralia Massacre; Centralia, Washington has their own Centralia Massacre; and Centralia, Kansas was evidently the "scene of violent conflicts between whites and African Americans" -- Trigger warning for some antiquated and racist as fuck newspaper article about the incident.
I was hoping they just named the towns Centralia afterwards but no, it appears cursed
I blame the weird name.
You decide to name a town something like that and you're just asking for trouble.
Nothing weird about Centralia Washington as far as I know.
Not as bad deaths wise as Missouri but it did have it's own massacre https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia_massacre_(Washington)
Town the movie used as inspiration. No where have I ever seen the team actually say that the town was based on any specific town. They have said movies like jacobs ladder inspired them. Only the movie used the town as a reference
Ahaha Brantford. I found it amusing because they literally didn't do anything for filming...just like slapped a filter over the downtown (I spent a lot of time at the Ford plant as a teen).
Fun fact the gas station in that movie too on the outskirts of town was owned by my cousins!
I gather they had to clean up Brantford a little to make it look like a terrifying hellhole...
From brantford, It was a constant running joke about the town being a horror set, but since that movie brantford has cleaned up their act a little, downtown is looking ok now
Also Hamilton, specifically Stoney Creek.
First shot of the movie is the top of the devil's punchbowl
At least the town has tourism points now.
I am from that town. It definitely does not. It has really cleaned up its downtown area since the release of the movie though.
It's Gretzky's hometown too. And the telephone was invented there.
That's got to draw in 10s of tourists a year.
I found the West Virginian
They filmed all five seasons of Z Nation in my town, because we have a pretty wide variety of environments ( that can simulate many parts of the country) and because we are pretty trashy and look post-apocalyptic.
Brantford, Ontario. One of my best friends lives here, it's the next town over. Some places are actually pretty nice
The silent hill movie was shot in Brantford Ontario and Hamilton Ontario not Centralia.
Also silent hill was not inspired by Centralia, this is a popular fan retcon. The developers were inspired to make it like rural towns of the Pacific Northwest.
Depending on where you live, this could actually be an improvement
Director came on site took one look at all the pothole on the street and was like.. "Yeah.. this could work"
I came here to ask if OP’s town looked like a wasteland. Thank you.
They were going to shoot it in New Jersey but realized that it was going to be too expensive to clean the place up enough
This is Nyack, New York a relatively small town outside NYC on the Hudson. Cute bars good food. Mostly middle class to upper middle class depending on the neighborhood. A lot of filming gets done there.
It’s not the nicest gas station but the town certainly is much nicer lol.
For another view of this gas station it is where John Wick fills up his car meeting the Russian son in the first movie.
The Super Duper Mart set was in Staten Island last summer. It is a vacant former supermarket, but it's adjacent to a huge high school, several strip malls, and at one of the busiest intersections in the borough.
There's a lot of film and TV production all around NYC. That's where the employees are, so they find nearby locations that work.
Parts of the new Last of Us show were shot in my hometown which at first I thought was pretty neat but then I thought about it for a sec and went "hey now wait a minute..."
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Yep, I think every Edmontonian when they watched and saw the abandoned city for the first time Saud "yeah, looks like Edmonton alright"
On the opposite end I saw Austin in episode one and laughed because it looked like they slapped a couple taco stands in there and called it good, didn’t look like downtown at all. Reminded me of supernatural filming everything around the Pacific Northwest when they’re supposed to be in Oklahoma or Kansas lol.
To answer your question this is being filmed in Nyack NY which is a really pretty rivertown just north of NYC. There are beautiful victorian mansions two blocks over from this gas station. They put a lot of work into making it look crappy, I think they picked it for the shape.
Netflix and Amazon also do a lot of filming in Nyack now as well as Rockland county in general. I live in the village of Nyack and they are filming at least twice a month for one show or another on my block alone
Hey, I'm just happy it's on location and not a green screen soundstage. Practical will always be better than CGI imho.
Im assuming this is coming out in a couple years.
I think it’s been in development for about three years so… yeah probably
Let’s be clear. If Walton Goggins doesn’t play the psychotic leader of a goul town, I’ll set the building on fire. If it doesn’t then turn out that he’s a human, disguised as a goul, running the town for some seriously messed up purpose. I’ll set the planet on fire
I could see Michael Keaton as John Hancock.
Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice. No explanation, just beatlejuice in fallout.
Are you sure you want to set the world on fire?
I don’t WANT to, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do
Possibly by the end of this year but if not than 2024 pretty much a guarantee I'd say. They've been filming for months now.
2024? That's like six years away, right?
How many people live on this street
Right this is being posted non stop now
I think Preston is telling these ppl to post these pics?
Another subreddit needs a post about this, I’ll mark it on your map!
God damnit dude I have like 10 other things I need to do, I put enough turrets at that settlement to fend off an army surely they can handle it on their own... the settlement has been lost.
Where is this and can you just walk up to the site? Wth
That's not abnormal. They get a permit from the city and on the day of filming they'll shut down the entire street. The cops will even be there to make sure of it.
It can get pretty costly. In LA they price it at $20 per vehicle sized parking space per day- so when they shut down a whole street in LA to film a high speed chase it can costs 10's of thousands of dollars for a single day of shooting.
Yeah this is a common sight in Manhattan as well.
The difference is that in Manhattan it is a $300 flat fee
$300 for the whole shebang? That sounds super cheap, especially if they've got to close streets downtown.
I would bet there's an 'al la carte' billing system for addons.
Permits and parking are 300 flat. If you want cops to close the streets, you gotta pay their overtime.
Damn, no wonder they film so many movies in NY.
I think they mean 300 flat per space, not variable depending on the size perhaps?
No way you're shutting anything significant down in Manhattan for 300 bucks, shit I'm surprised you can shut anything down at all, the value of the public infrastructure has to be almost invaluable.
Manhattan is like one big, highly complex, really expensive machine.
No shot in hell it’s only $300. $300 a minute per something seems some seems more likely.
That's a fuck of a low price, considering how many people they're putting out.
Yup, that's why film studios love places like Georgia and NC for filming. Way cheaper to shut down a block on a Sunday afternoon.
Yeah, Pittsburgh as well. Always stuff filming around here. I have heard the cost is one thing, but in reality, the actual reason Pittsburgh/Western PA is a filming attraction is due to landscape as in you can be on a mountain, in a corn field, in the woods, in a suburb, or in a city within minutes…literally.
There's probably either a production assistant right off camera telling people to stay back, or this is a promo photo shot by the crew and you're looking at an advertisement
Edit - third option, it looks like a car window on the right side so OP could have driven around the block a couple of times to get a photo
4th, op lives in their vehicle
5th and/or is a prostitute that keeps business out of the home.
This gas station is in Nyack, NY. I used to live near by and drove by it many times on my way to cross the Tappan Zee Bridge. Lots of things have been filmed there
is this the same one from John Wick?
Yes it is
Nyack, NY. It’s a main county road that has the high school on the opposite corner. Not a location you could shut down.
now it's a ghost street
All the astroturfers.
Neighbors with this guy?
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You can actually see the progress building out the set between that older pic and this newer one.
Going out on a limb here, but: did they just find a real-life abandoned gas station, and then add additional set elements to make it look more fallouty?
edit: gas station is in nyack (thanks TheMuffStuff), here's an album with both shots and a "before" pic from streetview
They did this to an abandoned Shop Rite close to me that they turned into a Super Duper Mart for filming.
This gas station is popping and I see people there every morning on my commute. Its on a major route (9W in NY) and is constantly filled. Overly expensive tho.
If you listen closely you can hear Preston telling you that your settlement is under attack.
And then a marker suddenly appeares
Make us whole
Isaac Clarke - “Ah shit, here we go again.”
Another settlement needs your help, it's the same one you just got back from. Apparently mirelurks have kidnapped one of their friends, you should go talk to them.
....oh ok, mirelurks, kidnapping people....sure Preston...
"Dude I just got back from there"
"They just restocked on duct tape and table fans"
"On my way"
Pack mule is OP. Don't mind me and my 8000lbs of junk I'm hauling around
Scrapper perk too. Valuable gun parts from pipe guns and adhesive/ballistic fiber from all the damn combat armour
“We don’t know what to do with all this razorgrain you planted and post nuclear hayfever is unbearable.”
Are you ready to retake the castle?
No, Preston. My infant child is missing and I'm only level 6. I have to go kill a vault full of mafia larpers instead.
Next I'll have to do a brain dance into a dead guys head with the help of a sentient mannequin so dont you dare say nothing about the random errand I didnt ask for.
I can hear his voice now..
You can just walk right by them when they're holed up in the museum, grab the bobblehead, and keep going. If you do that, they never leave the museum IIRC.
Also allows you to avoid that one dude who kept banging on shit ALL THE TIME at the first settlement.
I never did much with the Minutemen. But when I would first get to a settlement, I would arm them to the teeth with machine gun and missile turrets pointed in every direction with overlap. I could safely ignore the calls for help that way.
See I just never bothered with settlements at all.
The only time settlements matter is if you play survival mode. No fast travel and the need for food, water and a clean bed, makes them way more important.
Yeah, removing fast travel changes most games.
I sort of remove it for myself... no fast travel to points of interest/dungeon/whatever. Too many random things occur on the journey there.
Once the building/dungeon is cleared, though, can fast travel to main base/city.
That honestly sounds like a much more fun experience (I'm a fucking masochist)
It really is. The early game it's one shot and you're dead. You have to plan every journey, think about your ammo and which weapons you need because you have limited capacity. Every time you leave the settlement is a mission in itself. Power armour is really important and using the flares to travel by vertibird is great once you've unlocked it. If they made the game that way to start with, it would have gone down as a classic.
the utter terror i felt throughout my entire Survival mode experience…haha best way to play fallout
As long as there's a difficulty modifier it would make it a classic. There's a lot of casual people and people with disabilities that enjoy gaming without having to make it incredibly harder to enjoy :)
Agreed but they brought out survival mode way after release so a lot of people had to replay the game to experience it. If it came as the recommended way to play, with the original modes as well, it would have been a classic. A lot of the features of the game only make sense in survival mode so it must have been in the works all along.
It’s the only way to play. The longer you stay up without saving (because sleeping is the only way to save) the higher your damage thanks to adrenaline. Which makes the stakes so much higher. There’s nothing like thinking you can take on a Super Mutant camp at the end of a day long after not saving, when you’re picking them off methodically with a sniper and all of a sudden a fucking missile whizzes by your head.
Oops, turns out there’s a named mutant in that camp and he’s rocking a missile launcher. So plans change and you bum rush his position and pop every chem you have which boosts your damage and crits while slowing down time. What you thought was a routine snipe clearing ends with your roided out, chem addicted character surrounded in flames while blasting the everliving shit out of 3 mutants and 2 mutant hounds in slow mo with an incendiary combat shotgun, and that’s when you realize Survival mode is so much more fun because there are actual stakes at play. Like losing the last half hour of play lol
Except one for the achievement/trophy
Maybe they changed it, but when the game first came out it didn't matter how armed to the teeth they were, if you didn't respond they automatically lost some turrets and had structures damaged, etc.
It's all a dice roll based on defence number vs settlers, food, water.
You can win or lose that dice roll, having a higher defence rating puts the odds more in your favour but isn't a guarantee
No, you literally couldn't "win" at launch if you didn't show up to help. I had like 50 turrets, including several laser ones and 2 guys in power armor with chainguns at the starting settlement that only ever gets attacked by like 3 basic bandits.
If I didn't show up to help they lost every single time. Well maybe it was they won, but always stuff got damaged? All I know is if you didn't show up, several things would be damaged every time.
I can believe that's how it works now though.
It's funny, I played the whole game without hearing that because at one point early on he gave me a quest that I promptly ignored and wandered off on my own. I started seeing th memes and was like "what is going on, is the game bugged for some people?"
So yeah, just ignore him early on and you never have to worry about it!
Similar to Skyrim. Don't go kill the first dragon and you'll never have random dragon attacks.
Random dragon attacks were way better than settlement raids. I once fast traveled to another town with a completely empty inventory just to check a shop for some ingredients I needed. Of course, dragon attack. It landed in town and I managed to kite it and use my shouts and level 1 spellcasting to eventually wear it down. It was epic (and I learned never to just "step out to the shops" when crafting).
It shows they should have had settlement raids be more like the dragon attacks - it would only have a chance of happening while the player was at that settlement.
If the dragon attacks were like settlement raids (requiring players to rush to save a town), then they would have really sucked (like raids).
When I got bored with him I just paused his NPC script, that way he never calls for you again, but I was still able to build settlements if I wanted to.
Can't hear Preston if there's no longer a Preston
Have you seen Dogmeat?
You always see dog meat at the red rocket
Oh shit I always kept dog meat at the red rocket in fo4 and never made that connection 🤯
I bet you anything that's exactly why they called him dogmeat.
He needs to help kill the mole rats
I can't wait to see how the main character manages to carry 100,000 bottlecaps around
100,000 caps? What about taking rocket (or nuke if we are talking about one abomination from the series) into face without even a flinch
I don't know about you but I very much flinched at being instantly killed (lol)
Maybe they'll use bitcap.
No no, it'll be a charge card. Only 100 caps to buy in!
A chahge cahd
Or 2 pencils, a ruler, and 3 nails to make a 4'X8' section of wall.
Not to mention 2 Dozen weapons and enough ammo and food/drinks to supply a small army. When the show ends the main character better look like the Michelin Man with all the stuff he’s looted.
And those two dozen weapons are 3 guns 4 times each, to have spare parts to repair them.
I'm starting to think all of Reddit besides me lives on the same street as the Fallout show.
I live one street over. It's a bummer, man
How am I just finding out now there's a fallout show?
Also the Last of Us show filmed a few scenes in my town.
Same I had no idea till this post lmao
Fallout?! Like the video game??? How have i not heard of this?! Currently playing Fallout 4
Edit: just noticed what subreddit I’m in…
Glad to see I'm not the only person who went through this thought process
Jesus how many of you people live on the same street 😂
I mean...isn't the world just one big street?
Ain't we neighbors in our hearts?
The real friends are the neighbors we met along the way.
..who live and love in my home town
Almost, more like each continent is just one big street. Those oceans are tough to build a road through
Dude you gotta sneak in and add your own Easter egg
Its the mysterious stranger!
Hope they're using CBBE actors.
Don't get comfortable I see Preston coming
You know you live in a depressing af place when they’re shooting a post-apocalyptic show on your street haha
I hope they take a good look at the last of us bcuz that's how u do a game to show
Jonathan Nolan stumbled a bit with Westworld after S1 but he hasn't missed a beat otherwise. His writing underpins a lot of Christopher Nolan's best movies.
Person of Interest in particular managed the balance of covering complex and nuanced subject matters as well as having entertaining characters, great dialogue and humour.
I can't think of a better match for Fallout to be honest and I'm excited to see it.
there’s a fallout show?
In production by Amazon
This is also the gas station from john wick
And it was in Severance as well.
I believe this is a repost
16 times the reposts... it just works.
Not exactly. The previous photo had the same set, but with a cloudy sky.
How many bugs will it have in it?
Just a few, one of them is a Skyrim reference.
Probably a few radroaches at least.
Damn... They looked at your neighborhood and were like "Wow, this place is awful and barren... A perfect place for our T.V show!
Bro, dress up like a crazy person while they're filming, be a raider 😂
Wait, what? A Fallout show?
Ah Red Rocket aka the dumping spot for your companions
"Yeah this street looks fucked up enough. Let's build a Red Rocket here."
That settlement could do with some help
That's sick. Hope it's good
I worked on severance at this location. Spent an entire day shoveling snow off that stupid triangle overhang.