‘The New Mutants’ Filmed In a Haunted Hospital — Henry Zaga, Charlie Heaton and Alice Braga Share Creepy Things They Saw

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The solid and creators of The New Mutants are calling it extra of a horror film than a superhero film. Yes, the characters have mutant powers, however the movie is in regards to the horrifying methods by which they manifest and the traumas that plague them. Cast members Henry Zaga, Alice Braga and Charlie Heaton say it didn’t damage that they filmed in a seemingly haunted hospital too. 

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L-R: Blu Hunt, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy | Claire Folger/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Zaga, Braga and Heaton participated in a New Mutants press convention through Zoom. They described a few of their scary encounters on the set of The New Mutants, which is in theaters now.

‘The New Mutants’ set had a singular odor

Filming The New Mutants in an deserted hospital, Zaga may nonetheless odor the historical past of the establishment. 

“To me, it was more about the smell,” Zaga stated. “I think there was something really creepy about the smell that just got into your soul before you thought about it.”

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Henry Zaga and Anya Taylor-Joy | Claire Folger/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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Braga, who performs the physician presiding over the New Mutants, concurred. 

“Filming there really helped to get the feel of reality of it,” Braga stated. “Having actual walls and actual energy for a film like this, it felt kind of like, in a way, like we were doing an independent film sometimes because we were on location. So, it wasn’t only blue screens. Also, it brings a sense to it and, like Henry said, a sense of smell, a sense of real feel.”

The crew of ‘The New Mutants’ bought creeped out too

The New Mutants director Josh Boone stated the placement scared the crew members too, particularly at evening. 

“There were several crew members who had weird experiences there, had to be walked to their car at night because they were scared to walk there by themselves after they’d be in the buildings all day,” Boone siad. “People definitely had weird encounters.”

Henry Zaga and Charlie Heaton realized the tragic historical past of the placement

Since it was a working hospital at one time, there have been ghosts, each literal and figurative. Zaga stated there was a groundskeeper who advised them tales of the hospital’s historical past. One actually bought to Heaton.

“I remember him putting his arm around me and he was like, ‘See that basketball court over there. The state made that for Little Jimmy when he came here.’” Heaton recalled. “I was like, ‘Oh, they made it for a kid, that’s so sweet.’ And they’re like, ‘He stabbed his family.’ And I was like, oh, that’s not good.”

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Charlie Heaton | Claire Folger/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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Zaga additionally remembered studying one of many rooms by which he filmed The New Mutants had been the positioning of a loss of life.

“I remember in the attic that we shot in on the first day, that was a place where somebody had hung themselves, they said,” Zaga stated. “There might have even have been more than one person because the place that we shot in was 150 years old.”

That attic additionally had writing left behind by among the previous residents.

“There was some weird encryption on the wall or something that like,” Heaton stated. “Was it a death note? I don’t know.”

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