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"Goosebumps" filming will cause traffic delays

Movie's stars not scheduled to be on site

POSTED: July 29, 2014 2:26 p.m.

Expect traffic delays today on Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway as filming for a movie, “Goosebumps,” starring Jack Black, takes place in Hall, Forsyth and Jackson counties.

But if you’re planning to head to the area instead of avoiding it, take note that “none of the principal actors are going to be there,” said Hall County Camera Ready Liaison Stacey Dickson.

“There won’t be celebrity sightings,” she said, noting Black has filmed in locations around Georgia for the movie.

“It will be faraway camera shots ... of cars that are being driven by stuntpeople. There’ll be nothing to see.”

A chase scene will be filmed using the locations, Dickson said.

Traffic will be slowed on Ga. 53 from Lake Ranch Court to Marina Drive in Hall, including the bridge over the Chattahoochee River, according to a Georgia Department of Transportation news release Tuesday.

Motorists also can expect to hit the brakes on Ga. 53 between Dogwood Path in Forsyth and Little Hall Road at Little Hall Park in Hall, including the bridge over the Chestatee River.

Finally, delays are expected on Ga. 11/U.S. 129/Jefferson Bypass between Galilee Church Road in Jefferson and Park Street in Arcade.

Filming will begin in Hall and Forsyth, then move to Jackson.

The film crew’s work will require intermittent traffic stops of up to 5 minutes between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., according to the DOT, which recommends motorists avoid the areas if possible.

Jackson County Camera Ready Liaison Joel Logan didn’t have many details about the Jackson shoot, other than a crew would be filming a car scene with a helicopter and that filmmakers needed an area without utility poles or driveways.

“I don’t know if any stuntpeople or actors will be involved,” he said.

“Goosebumps” is based on the children’s horror book series by R.L. Stine.


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