Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

August 29, 2013

Zombie Apocalypse delayed

Mineral Wells Index

— Zombies are a hit, it appears, as reports came in to the Index Wednesday of up to 100 or 200 people showing up in downtown Mineral Wells Tuesday night to watch the planned filming of the zombie film “Daylight’s End.”

The Index regrets any inconvenience caused by those who showed up for the filming, but the paper was not notified of its late postponement.

The film’s producer Stuart Page sent an email to the City of Mineral Wells Monday afternoon, stating they would not need the road closure and would “not be able to film in Mineral Wells this next week due to a scheduling issue we are trying to resolve.”

Page said in the message that he would reach out to the city once the issue is resolved.

According to Mineral Wells resident Chrystal Cardenas – who showed up at 9 p.m. Tuesday to see the filming and said she stayed until around about 3 a.m. – up to 200 people were lining the streets near the Baker Hotel.

“Around about 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., people were all excited to see a zombie movie.”

She said many stayed “until about midnight [and] there were a lot of children there. One little girl who said, ‘Mommy, when are the zombies coming?’”

City Manager Lance Howerton said this is not the first time the film crew has cancelled.

“We tentatively worked something up for a date earlier in August,” he said, adding, “This is the second time they pulled the plug.”

The Index will try to keep readers posted of the filming plans, as they proceed, and of any future cancellations as they come forward.