The Outwaters, which hit theatres a few days ago, is currently being hailed as one of the scariest Hollywood productions ever. Although moviegoers are said to be vomiting up and having their hearts racing from the absolute dread playing out on screen, the movie is a pleasure for horror enthusiasts.
Four friends are featured in the found-footage movie as they come with paranormal activity and potentially dangerous situations while filming a music video in the Mojave Desert. The effect of the movie is attributed primarily to the background music and graphics. So where were the gruesome scenes for The Outwaters filmed? Find out by reading on.
The Outwaters Filming Locations
In addition to the Mojave Desert and Death Valley in California, the movie was also filmed in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Claremont in California. Let’s take a closer look at each shooting site now:
Mojave Desert, California
A handful of scenes were taken in actual desert areas because the movie’s plot is set in the Mojave Desert. The area is renowned for its eerie scenery and harsh environment, making it the ideal setting for a horror movie.
The Mojave Desert, so named after the local Mojave people, lies between the Transverse Ranges and the southern Sierra Nevada mountains. In a statement, The Outwaters filmmaker Robbie Banfitch discussed his experiences filming in the Mojave Desert.
He stated, “It [The Outwaters] was shot in the dark, in the dust, and along the Mojave’s sand-covered roadways. I will remember this filming as one of the happiest periods of my life and am proud of what our cast and crew did together.
Death Valley, California
North of the Mojave Desert in California, there is another desert called Death Valley. It is reputed to be the planet’s hottest location. Some significant desert sequences were being filmed in the valley by the cast and crew of the movie. Star Wars, Blade, and War for the Planet of the Apes were among the earlier movies to be filmed there.
Los Angeles, California
The scenes depicting Robbie, the aspiring filmmaker, were shot in the Little Armenia district of Los Angeles. Los Angeles, which is the home of Hollywood, is a convenient location for many projects. Several studios are also located throughout the city.
In the past, Los Angeles also served as the filming location for a number of popular movies, including 300, The Amazing Spider-Man, Avatar, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Cast Away, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Rush Hour 3, M3GAN, X-Men: First Class, The Notebook, XXX: State of the Union, and The Karate Kid.
Bridgewater, New Jersey
The Outwaters’ production crew was also seen filming a few scenes in the New Jersey township of Bridgewater. The township is located in the Raritan Valley area of Somerset County. The county’s regional commercial centre and a New York City suburb bedroom community is Bridgewater.
Moreover, several sequences were filmed in Claremont, a California suburb. The production crew used a city studio in particular to film some scary scenes. The historic architecture and tree-lined streets of Claremont are well renowned. Bird Box, Gilmore Girls, and Thinking Out Loud were previously filmed in the city.
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