Tesco deli manager John Walker is celebrating the release of his horror movie which was filmed in Dudley. John has made over 200 appearances as an extra in some of Britain’s biggest shows. Now, he has made a new film called ‘Ouijageist’ which follows on from his 2015 debut ‘The Amytiville Playhouse’. The film tells the story of a single mother who is terrorised by evil spirits when she discovers a ouija board in her house. Horror star Lesley Scoble, who appeared in The Elephant Man and Village of the Damned stars in ‘Ouijageist’. The film was released on DVD in Japan and Germany. It is also available to buy or download in the UK via Amazon.
John, who is originally from Bath, now lives on Old Park Road in Dudley, and chose to fill his film with local talent. ‘Ouijageist’ was shot on location across Dudley. The Pet Pantry shop in Birdcage Walk in the town centre and All Saints Church in Sedgley take a leading role. The filmmaker, who works as a deli manager at the Tesco superstore at Castle Gate, says he looked close to home for inspiration.
John is no stranger to his work and film life colliding. He met his wife while playing her on-screen husband in an episode of BBC’s ‘Doctors’. He also has also appeared in Coronation Street, Eastenders, Doctor Who and Scott and Bailey, to name a few. The film is also a family affair, with his wife Neilum and four-year-old daughter India, making an appearance. The horror flick took four years to make and John began working on it when his daughter was newly born. John said: “I wrote a scene where a baby crawls up the stairs, so I was pushing the baby on to learn to crawl. She even has her own credit!”
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