Wilmywood shot ‘Firestarter’ out on Blu-Ray today!

Back in May of this year we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Wilmywood-shot Firestarter. The Stephen King film starred a young Drew Barrymore, David Keith and Heather Locklear. It’s a story of a young couple who undergo testing as part of a paid medical experiment. The experiment leaves the couple with telekinetic powers and the child the convince together is born with a “pyro kinetic” ability meaning the child can start fires with her mind. With that power, the government seeks her out and her family helps to keep her safe as she learns that fear and anger control the environment around her.

This movie is monumental in Wilmywood’s history as it is often referred to as the movie that “put us on the map” as a studio town 30 years ago. It all started with Frank Capra, Jr. spotting Orton Plantation on the cover of Southern Accents Magazine while he was searching for the ultimate location for the horror flick.  So, we happened to luck out because where ever that home was, that’s where they were gonna shoot it.  Crew members actually built a replica of the exterior of the plantation about one mile down the road.  Why?  So they could set it on fire and blow it up, of course. Other locations include the Pender County Courthouse, Isabel Holmes Bridge,  and Wilmington’s 1st Presbyterian Church.  This movie was when Wilmywood fell in love with Mr. Stephen King and (seemingly) he with us.

Today, we can now celebrate it all over again.  It has been released on Blu-Ray!  Enjoy!

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Sleepy Hollow sets release date for DVD/Blu Ray

Fox Home Entertainment has FINALLY set the release date for Sleepy Hollow Season one.  Interestingly enough, it’s coming out on DVD/Blu Ray on the same date as Season one premiered on television in 2013.  Coincidence? I think not! Clever, so clever!

September 16th will be the day to get the sweet headless goodness!  Both versions (DVD and Blu Ray) will have some sweet bonus material including:

  • Welcome to Sleepy Hollow
  • Mysteries and Mythology: The Secrets of Sleepy Hollow
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Corbin Files
  • Welcome to the 21st Century, Mr. Crane
  • The Horseman
  • The Horseman’s Head
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Gag Reel

How much for this bad boy?  Blu Ray is always more expensive so expect to pay $49.99 for the high-def version on 3 discs.  The DVD will cost you about 40 clams and you will get 4 discs.


THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/22/2013 Another movie coming to Wilmywood?



Happy Tuesday!  Let’s kick it off with “Rumors from the Lot.”  Another movie could be coming to Wilmywood.  It’s an independent flick with a big heart. It’s called Fragile, a true story about high school football team embracing a mentally challenged boy, and could be in production before the holidays.   It’s a small project (under $5 million) and from what I understand is funded by folks in NC.  I think it will be a project that everyone will want to be a part of. So to sum it up, the movie is a fact, whether it comes here is still bookmarked as rumor, at least for now.  I will keep you posted.

mtvMTV is casting a new show!  Do you live in a real-life Modern Family?

Are your parents and siblings the anti-1950s nuclear family? Do you have same-sex parents? An internationally-adopted cousin? A hot, young new step-mom or dad? Is your clan multi-generational, multi-cultural, and multiplying? Perhaps your brood is made up of a recently blended family or an ever-expanding and hilarious, random group. If your family is fun, dynamic, diverse, and the new normal, MTV would love to hear from you!  If you appear between the ages of 16 and 25 and believe your household is totally modern,  please email mymodernfamily@mtv.com.  Don’t forget to include your name, phone number, email and a photo of your family!


James-FrainWhen Sleepy Hollow comes back on November 4th following its baseball break,  James Frain  will put in his first appearance, and it looks as though Stretch Armstrong aka John Cho —will have his return. A few weeks later, on November 25th, Amandla Stenberg will make her debut as Macey, Captain Irving’s daughter.

The Sleepy folks head to The Graystone Inn, on S. 3rd St.  this evening.  There will be one of the horses at this location, but I cannot tell you if it will be Zach.  That’s Headless’s horse.  Also, it looks like we will see James Frain on set today. Another reported location for the day is the Cape Fear Club on Chestnut.

Well Wishes, a little film out of Raleigh, will be taking up space on the 100 block of Water St. until Noon today.  The characters will be spreading the wealth by filling parking meters.

ConjuringThe Conjuring is FINALLY out on DVD and Blu Ray today!  Buy it now in the Wilmywood A-Store, powered by Amazon.com!

And finally, congrats to local filmmaker Joe Stauffer.  His flick Pieces of Talent, won Best Feature, Best Psycho Feature, and Best Actor at the Fear Fete Film Festival in D’Iberville, Miss.


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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!