Downtown Vancouver streets shut down for 'graphic' Stephen King shoot (PHOTOS)

Oct 28 2019, 11:39 am

Parts of downtown Vancouver underwent a gruesome transformation over the past weekend, as filming took place for The Stand, a new horror movie based on a novel written by Stephen King.

The book was released by King in 1978 and features a post-apocalyptic world where 99% of the population is wiped out. From there, the survivors struggle to rebuild what’s left of civilization.

Naturally, the City of Vancouver warned the public on Twitter, explaining that parts of downtown would be decorated with “highly-visible graphic content” such as “dead bodies, trash, and debris.”

Filming was also said to include explicit language and gunfire, and passersby were told not to be alarmed.

A number of Vancouverites were able to capture glimpses of the filming and shared the downtown streets in post-apocalyptic form:

Be sure to keep an eye out as well, because it may not be the last time Vancouver gets a graphic makeover. According to What’s Filming, production for The Stand runs from now until March 2020.