Celluloid Diaries: Behind the Scenes of The Strangers Outside

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Behind the Scenes of The Strangers Outside

behind the scenes of a horror movie

The filming of my novella The Strangers Outside has started. Want to know what's going on behind the scenes? Then get a look at these pictures of the film set in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Nil-Saint-Vincent, Ophain and Mont-Saint-Guilbert. In the meantime, don't forget to order the book The Strangers Outside from Amazon.

Director Philippe Geus discussing his vision with the rest of the crew.

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philippe geus

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david taillebuis

My cat Avalon was part of the cast of The Strangers Outside. He loved being on the film set and did exactly what he was expected to do. I suppose that being fed his favorite Schesir chicken and apple dinner helped quite a bit. He even had a bottle of water with his name on it. Avalon will soon have his own cartoon series as well.


This is what's left of Avalon after his encounter with the strangers outside.

dead avalon

avalon the strangers outside

avalon pierre lekeux

Just by looking at the pictures, you can tell what a brilliant actor Pierre Lekeux is.

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pierre lekeux

Preparing the special effects for actress Iulia Alexandra Nastase.

iulia nastase
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Cinematographer David Taillebuis used Jaume Balaguero's Darkness as a visual inspiration for The Strangers Outside.

david taillebuis

pierre lekeux iulia nastase

pierre lekeux

The Strangers inside ...

creepy monks

creepy hand

Pictures by Katia Fontaine and Magali Baeck.

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  1. Avalon Lion is extremely proud to be part of this creepy little film :-)

  2. It was great to be a part of this shooting.
    Pierre, Iulia and Avalon were brilliant actors.

    There was also Olivier Prémel

    Special Effect on Iulia was realized by Pascal Berger

    Now I can't wait to see the ended movie...

  3. Looks great. Looking forward to see the result on big screen and to meet the star...Avalon :-)


  4. The book is really good! ... can't wait to see the adaptation on the big screen... and can't wait to see Avalon getting smashed against the window! ;-)

  5. Hey Vanessa,

    Ooooh, that brings me back memories of monks and slaughters;) Very cool crew! You've done it girl! You created a creepy atmosphere and got us into it!

  6. Tof hè? Die cameraman is precies gene misse.


    OBJECTIFS DU STAGE : Donner au comédien les moyens de faire la démonstration de son potentiel pour un rôle lors d’une audition.

    DATES : du lundi 25 au vendredi 29 octobre 2010.

    Pour toutes vos questions pratiques :
    Pierre Lekeux : lekeuxpierre@yahoo.fr ou + 0486/369.864
    Pour toutes vos questions financières relatives au stage
    Philippe de Pierpont : pdp1er@gmail.com ou +32 (0) 474/292 102

  8. Cool ! I don't often see behind the scenes pictures of horror movies

  9. We found you through the blog jog. How great that your book is being made into a movie! And we think it's cool that Avalon gets to be in it!!

  10. The cat gets killed in the story?? Oh no! I don't think I could bear it.... what a beautiful kitty.

    I'm here for the Blog Jog. I was away from the computer on Sunday, so I'm catching up today. Thanks for visiting my blog, Freaky Frugalite. I think it's cool that your novella will be a movie! Wow!

  11. Congratulations to Avalon for his first movie appearance. What a handsome kitty he is! Please give him a hug from me.

  12. found you from Stumble upon tuesday. I'm glad I did because I'm a big fan of horror.

  13. Not a fan of horror, but realize the excitement that you must be experiencing!

  14. stopping by from STT to stumble your post - Congrats on your movie - how exciting!

  15. Wow! huge congratulations to you. What an accomplishment. I'm thrilled for you.

    I can't wait to read your book.

    I'm stumblin' you and would love it if you could stumble me back ...

    ~ Devon
    Reading with Joey

  16. http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2011/02/bring-back-chronological-order-on-pages-a-plan-for-the-rebellion/ I stumbled yours can you please stumble mine? I love Avalon!

  17. Wow, that's so cool! Congrats :)

    Hi, great post!!
    I stumbled you! :)

    -Shopper Gal

  18. How exciting. Looks like so much fun.

    Happy stumble day. My post is http://booksyourkidswilllove.blogspot.com/2011/02/reading-levels-do-they-matter.html

  19. Wow, looks so exciting and fun! Congrats :)

    I stumbled this post, feel free to stumble me

  20. Wow, Ew, Wow. Cool.

    One of the benefits of Stumble Tumble Tuesday is beyond the obvious, it's an opportunity to read everyone's best posts of the week - love it!

    Stumbled! Here's mine: http://t.co/l5c8miy and there's a handy little stumble button at the bottom of the post.

    (I'm having a Stumble-Saturday-Kinda-Week)

  21. Looks like you are all having a blast! Glad I found your blog from the Alexa hop!

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