Of course everyone was excited to hear that they could finally jump into The Hunger Games and live out their murderous, dystopian nightmare dream on vacation in DuPont State Recreational Forest AKA the child murder arena from the movie, but what if we we wanted to live our our The Hunger Games fantasies FOREVER? WHAT THEN? From The Guardian:
An abandoned mill town in North Carolina that was used to film key scenes in box-office smash The Hunger Games has been put up for sale by its owner for $1.4m.
Henry River Mill Village, which covers 72 acres, was used by producers to shoot scenes in District 12, where the film’s heroine Katniss Everdeen lives in Gary Ross’s dystopian science-fiction film. The mill itself, which produced fine yarn, closed some time in the 1960s and the last resident moved out in 1987. The building burned down in 1977, but more than 20 others remain including the company store which doubled for the family bakery where Everdeen encounters Peeta Mellark in a flashback scene.
“I’m getting too many visitors,” the ghost town’s owner, Wade Shepherd, 83, of Transylvania County told the Associated Press. “Day and night, they’re driving through, taking pictures, getting out and walking. I’m just bombarded with people.”
Lots of new friends AND a perfect forever life in our dream location, the place where Katniss Everdeen lived in the movie?! I’VE ALREADY WRITTEN CHECKS FOR ALL OF US, THE BUS LEAVES ON MONDAY APRIL 9TH, WHETHER OR NOT WE’LL DECIDE TO HAVE OUR OWN HUNGER GAMES ONCE WE GET THERE I’M NOT SURE ABOUT FOR NOW, WE’LL JUST HAVE TO FIGURE IT OUT WHEN THE TIME COMES!