On Location

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On Location: Visiting The Monster Hangouts Of Aileen Wuornos In Daytona Beach

The film: Monster
Date of visit: March 2009
Location of visit: Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.

On my last trip I visited a place in New Zealand wherein the Parker-Hulme murder had taken place. For this jaunt, I wanted to visit the bar where Aileen Wuornos, the serial killer immortalised in the biopic Oscar-winner Monster and two Nick Broomfield documentaries, spent her last free night prior to her arrest.

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On Location: Walking The Trail Of Parker And Hulme From Heavenly Creatures

The film: Heavenly Creatures

Date of visit: February 2008

Location of visit: Christchurch, New Zealand

My love of cinema is twinned with another fascination of mine; true crime. When out jaunting across the globe back in 2008, I visited New Zealand for two months. While the majority of that time was spent picking apples and getting skanked on wages, the remainder I spent trekking to film location sites. Now I know you’re thinking, “Why isn’t this about Lord Of The Rings?!” I love the Lord Of The Rings series, I do. They’re not my favourite of Peter Jackson’s films, however. That title is taken by one of his earlier works…

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