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If you see the movie, look for Oaks Pioneer Church in it -- Sellwood landmark as movie set

DAVID F. ASHTON - After the director yelled Cut! - and in a horror movie, youre never quite sure what THATS going to mean - cast members and crew streamed out of Oaks Pioneer Church, which on that day was used for filming the movie The Mortuary Collection. To those who travel by Oaks Pioneer Church near the foot of S.E. Spokane Street in Sellwood, passing many people attending an event there – weddings are popular – is an almost everyday sight in the springtime.

But, on April 29, the television production rigs parked along S.E. Grand Street, along with the lighting equipment, indicated a different kind of event was taking place.

Officials from Trapdoor Pictures, Los Angeles-based production company specializing in narrative horror and dark fantasy content for film, television, and the web, were at work there, and were not available to speak with THE BEE.

However, some actors departing the church said they were involved in filming a production called "The Mortuary Collection".

In a Kickstarter fundraising campaign started on December of 2014, the movie is described this way: "An eccentric mortician spins four twisted tales of madness and the macabre in a sleepy New England town where nothing is as it seems."

Reportedly, the four stories in the film include "a Slasher Film, a Monster Movie, a Ghost Story, and a Psychological Tale of Madness." None evidently involve a lovely wedding at the picturesque Oaks Pioneer Church!

It appears this movie won't be for the faint-hearted. Its slogan is: "Every corpse has a story..."

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