bmag chatted to Tara Reid at the red carpet premiere of her ‘cursed’ new movie, Charlie’s Farm.
Tara Reid has faced a fair few dangers during her 39 years on this planet.
She faced an axe wielding serial killer in Urban Legend, defeated evil music executives in Josie and the Pussycats and faced everybody’s worst fear, a tornado filled with sharks, in Sharknado. Yet Reid claims that it is the idyllic Sunshine Coast hinterland that now haunts her dreams.
The actress, perhaps best known for her role as Vickie in the popular American Pie franchise, got up close and personal with Queensland’s flora and fauna while filming her new Australian horror film Charlie’s Farm. The movie tells the story of four friends who head into Australia’s outback to explore an abandoned farm, the site where a violent family met their end at the hands of an angry mob. Despite all warnings, they persist in their horror-seeking adventure and the results are deliciously gory.
The Charlie’s Farm cast and crew gathered in Maroochydore on Saturday for the horror flick’s world debut. Many eager fans crowded around Birch Carroll & Coyle cinemas at Sunshine Plaza to watch Reid walk down the red carpet, and she was all too eager to share her Australian experience.
“It was the middle of the outback so it was so dark, so isolated and it had a very scary atmosphere,” she told bmag at the premiere. “There were a lot of chase scenes and they were all real, because I did all my own stunts and I would fall over a lot.But it was still fun.
“It was an amazing experience, I love Australia and we had a great time. We were in the outback though, so food was limited and everything is just limited there but I would still say it was on of my favorite movies ever to make.”
Her fears may not have been completely unfounded, however, with Sunshine Coast based Charlie’s Farm writer and directer Chris Sun confirming that the set was indeed cursed.
Sun said that during the second day of filming a cast member slipped and broke her ankle. Many of the cast and crew members also fell ill from a virus while filming, including Tara. They also had a wardrobe girl pass out in a paddock and no one knew until they stumbled over her unconscious body. However, a touch of bad luck didn’t stop them from filming and the movie wrapped without anyone losing their life.
Despite the terrifying set situation, Reid said that she would definitely like to work with Sun again.
“He is just a great director and my co-stars were amazing,” she said.” I just didn’t understand my co-stars accents though! I had to keep going ‘what are you saying?’. But I would definitely love to come back and film on the Sunshine Coast again.
Charlie’s Farm is in cinemas now.
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