Local indie "The Circle" also filmed last year at the prison farm. When we visited the set during production, Spitfire Studios co-owners
Tom Hamilton and Tripp Rhame said dodging copperheads, feral dogs and hypodermic needles came along with shooting at the site.
"Nobody got bit," Hamilton said after filming wrapped.
"By an animal," Rhame quipped.
"The Circle" cast includes Riley Smith of the modern "90210," Elimu Nelson, who's appeared on episodes of "House of Lies" and "The Game, "and Chelsey Crisp, who has been seen on episodes of "Mike & Molly," "Rizzoli & Isles" and "CSI: Miami," among other shows.
During our visit to the prison-farm set, Chelsey applauded what had to be the most perfect place an independent horror film could have hoped for.
"It's an amazing place to film," she said of the derelict, graffiti-covered structure. "It's very creepy."