Filmmaker hopes for a horror classic, set in Berkshires

A film crew worked with actors at the former Canaan Valley Sporting Club shooting footage for “The Trick or Treat Picture Show.” Photo by Alexander Wilburn

EAST CANAAN — An almost-full-moon rose over the deep woods, semi-obscured by a creepy late autumn mist. Fog rolled over the cleared fields around the former Canaan Valley Sporting Club, a dilapidated and sprawling building that is now a private residence. 

It was a dark and creepy night. 

The conditions were perfect for a stabbing by a deranged maniac in the basement of a house on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere. 

“It went great,” filmmaker Anthony Ashmore said of the (for-film-only) killing. 

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