Scary month (October) is almost here and ramp up for Camera Obscura is in full swing. Today we received some exclusive photos from the set along with the teaser trailer of MWG’s first delve into horror.
We recently caught up with director Drew Daywalt last month to fill us in on what his paranormal thriller is all about. For more on this one, be sure to read our overview:
The series follows Clara, an orphan brought up by her alcoholic, absent grandfather. After he dies, she finds a camera that belonged to him, and discovers that it can capture demons. She also discovers that her grandfather’s work was not done, and it falls on her shoulders to complete his task. It’s a nice little family story with a whole lotta’ scary going on.
The cast features familiar faces such as Reagan Dale Neis (Malcolm in the Middle) as “Clara,” Timm Sharp (Til Death), and three-time Emmy winner and Golden Globe winner Jack Klugman as “Grandpa Sam.” Daywalt had previously worked with Neis and Sharp on his feature debut, Stark Raving Mad, and he wrote the parts in Camera Obscura with them in mind. He was thrilled when Klugman agreed to do the series, excited by the sense of weight and history the performer would bring to the role.
As far as the photos released today, there’s not much given away here, mostly just some spooky shots from set at LA’s abandoned Linda Vista Hospital. Incidentally the former looney bin has been a popular choice for web series shoots, with Crackle’s Angel of Death shooting there last fall. But either way, it makes for a spooky backdrop: