|Zombie needs her roots done.|
A series of fortunate events had my friend Lisa and I without plans for Thanksgiving, so I made her an offer: If she would drive from the beach where she lives, to my house in GA, I'd find where they film The Walking Dead. TV isn't my thing and slasher movies less so, but Lisa has different taste. She was in the car within minutes.
Yes, this is a gardening post. If you are looking for zombies on a holiday bring a shovel. A holiday is probably the only day you would be able to dig up...
We hacked up what we could with the Bowie knife Lisa keeps in her car for zombie emergencies such as this. Lisa managed to break off one giant timber. Then we realised we had no way to transport it since it was easily twice as long as her SUV and Grantville is a pretty good haul down the express-way from my house.
A lot of movies and tv shows are being filmed around Atlanta and Walking Dead has an entire economically depressed town all to itself. Grantville consists of about four buildings with multiple store fronts in each. It's picturesque if you are looking for a ghost town. It made me want to open a store there.
I'll have to believe Lisa about the scenery. I have seen a picture of The Walking Dead on the cover of a magazine and I was able to locate those buildings. But the water tower from that picture is in another part of town: a few hundred feet to the right, covered in vultures.
The Dollar General was open and the lady there knew a lot about where they had filmed. It's not hard to find the sets since the whole town is smaller than the park by my house and they have filmed there for several years. She wrote down directions for us during her break and I paid her what I thought we would have paid for tickets to a tour. She was STUNNED. I believe most people discount what their knowledge is worth but that's easy to do when you work for an hourly wage in a poor town. It's a blessing that I have enough to pay her what she earned.
FYI: Some of the new Dumb and Dumber movie filmed in Grantville too. And there are quite a few houses for rent.