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Film star Tara gets roo-d shock in Gympie

On location at Lagoon Pocket was the cast of the horror film (from left) David Beamish, Genna Chanelle Hayes, Dean Kirkright, Tara Reid, Allira Jaques and Sam Coward.
On location at Lagoon Pocket was the cast of the horror film (from left) David Beamish, Genna Chanelle Hayes, Dean Kirkright, Tara Reid, Allira Jaques and Sam Coward.

HOLLYWOOD starlet Tara Reid loves Australia and loves the wide open spaces of Lagoon Pocket, where she is filming the horror/slasher movie Charlie's Farm.

But it was her first encounter with some Gympie "wildlife" that had her posting in horror on Twitter last week.

"WTF!" she tweeted.

"Just saw the biggest kangaroo @charliesfarm1 he was coming at me. I thought he was going to kill me and put me in his pouch. Lol.

"I don't know what's scarier, getting killed by a kangaroo, killed by a shark #sharknado2 or killed by a serial killer @CharliesFarm1 #helpme!"

It was a case of mistaken identity, though, for the super thin American Pie star.

"We tweeted about the kangaroos after we went out to dinner," she told The Gympie Times yesterday.

"In America we think it's really funny that kangaroos have pouches, and because I'm so small I thought I could fit in a pouch and it would be a fun ride; better than a rollercoaster," she said.

Turns out it was not a kangaroo that was eyeballing her at all, but a llama.

"I love it out here, there is so much land and we are really enjoying ourselves," Tara said.

"I love Australia; the nicest people in the world live here."

Tara is playing a lead role in the Chris Sun-directed Australian horror film Charlie's Farm, being shot on a 150ha cattle grazing property near Long Flat.

Details of the film are firmly under wraps but interest in the gruesome story is fuelling internet speculation among horror fanatics.

The Gympie Times visited the isolated location bordering the Mary River yesterday and chatted with the cast.

Its remote landscape and rustic sheds caught the eye of location scouts ahead of production.

Much of the filming is taking place in a huge, old hay shed that was once used as a dairy.

Mr Sun was unavailable for comment on Tuesday afternoon, busy shooting the day's final scenes before the loss of sunlight, but his personal assistant, Marnie Klippelt, spoke about the film.

Just what can horror buffs expect?

"Think of jaws on the land," she said.

"It's a very different horror film breaking the mould.

"We didn't want special effects for this film. Everything is authentic."

Last week's drought-easing rain saw production come to a halt and reduced the set in places to pools of mud.

But by Tuesday the sun was back out and the rain proved to be a blessing.

"Look how green the landscape is now," Ms Klippelt said.

The film was taking a toll on method actors as the script, four years in the making, began taking shape on set.

Ms Klippelt said sleeping was difficult some nights not just due to wrapping up filming in the early hours of the morning, but also due to the frightful story being realised.

"It does run through your head a bit when it comes time to sleep," she said.

Charlie's Farm is expected to be released early next year.

Gympie Times

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