Haunted Porn Shoot in Berlin

It was a crazy Easter weekend in Berlin during the Berlin Leather Fest. As well as getting lost in the huge labyrinth of Snax with thousands of sleazy guys, there was also time to take seven porn models far out to the outskirts of Berlin to an abandoned children’s hospital to film some horny (but possibly haunted) scenes for Raw and Rough.

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Ruine Säuglings-und Kinderkrankenhaus – in Weißensee, Berlin

It opened in the early 1900’s and closed in 1997. Since then it’s been empty and abandoned, although the graffiti artists have turned it in to an artwork of crazy murals, tags and creepy pictures…

Now – this sounds like the plot of a ‘found-footage’ horror film… “8 porn stars venture in to a disused and crumbling hospital to make an adult film but were never seen again. A year later their camera was found.” The film ends with the director Jason sobbing in to the camera apologising to everyone’s mothers for getting them all killed by the spirits of the children who died there… As a huge gush of white ectoplasm hits him in the face…

I love horror films and I’ve seen this film before. Everyone walks around exploring then someone says “Hey lets go down those creepy stairs in to the pitch black basement, that looks totally safe!” And the audience screams “NO! Don’t go down there! What’s wrong with you people why are you so stupid?!”

So, what did we do?

We went down the stairs in to the basement. Or rather, I went down the stairs in to the basement and everyone else followed hiding behind me. If you’ve seen the end of The Blair Witch Project – it was exactly like that.

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The Bare Witch Project… 

In the basement were a lot of very dark rooms, debris all over the floor, and a battered and broken baby’s push chair. Well, it was a children’s hospital I guess…

In reality it wasn’t quite that terrifying but I have to give credit to Alexx, Ruben, Ken, Nathan, Pietro, Gaston and Campbell for not once trying to scare anyone by jumping out at them. The different buildings of the hospital each had their own ‘feel’ and everyone could feel the atmosphere was tense.

It is an amazing place to explore. I actually went twice – on Good Friday with Alexx, Ruben, Nathan, Ken and Campbell and then again on Easter Monday with Gaston, Campbell and Pietro. There was more time to explore on Monday and we spent well over an hour and a half carefully moving through room after room and wondering whether it used to be an office, a treatment room, a dorm room, or something more disturbing like an operating theatre or a morgue.

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A very creepy hallway in the main part of the hospital

Now I don’t claim to be psychic or to have any definite extra-sensory perceptions – I know a lot of people don’t believe in that stuff, let alone ghosts and the paranormal. But Campbell and I both have an awareness of things we can’t properly explain, and the scariest moment of the day happened as I crossed through a hallway from one part of the hospital to a different wing. I instantly had a sensation, and a strong feeling… Wanting to test both mine and Campbell’s perceptions, I asked him to walk over to join me and tell me what happened. As he crossed the same point I had, his face tightened and he looked at me. “It’s gone very cold… And it’s like something bad happened… Over there” – and he pointed off to a short corridor with a room at the end.

Which was exactly what I had felt when I stood there. We walked a little further and I suddenly realised my eyes were filling with tears and I didn’t know why. We didn’t hang about, and once we’d walked through to the other side, the feeling of creeping icicles across my skin vanished as quickly as I’d felt it begin.

Despite the chance that we’d end up the stars of a different kind of movie should we disturb any ghosts, everyone threw themselves in to the porn shoots without hesitation. Alexx and Ruben’s scene was the first one shot in the basement, and it was freezing down there. I’ll blog more about this scene (and the others) when they get released, to give a bit of background once you can see them.

The second scene shot that day was Nathan and Ken’s scene. We found a white-tiled utility room on the second floor that must have been used for who-knows-what, and filmed in there.

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The location for Nathan and Ken’s scene

By now I felt cruel for expecting these poor guys to take off all their clothes and deliver a stunning performance in the bitter cold wind blowing through the broken windows and walls, but Nathan and Ken absolutely brought their best game. This was Nathan’s first ever porn shoot, but to watch him you’d think he had been doing it for years – he’s a natural.

With both shoots for that day completed, we explored a few more floors of the building then left for the comfort and safety of a cab back to the hotel, a hot drink and a shower.

On Monday the sun was out, and so Pietro Del Toro, Gaston Croupier and Campbell McKenzie and I jumped in an Uber back to the Kinderkrankenhaus and found an entire attic space to film in. However, because it was warmer, and because it was Easter Monday and everyone was off work, we kept getting interrupted by groups of other explorers – friends, husbands and wives, whole families…

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Awesome attic space for Pietro and Gaston’s shoot

My plan was for Pietro and Gaston to start and then Campbell to join them, but it became really tricky because Campbell had to act as a look-out and then let us know when people were coming, and then when a family with two young kids nearly stumbled past us we tried to find somewhere else to shoot – but it was getting busier and busier. So – I owe Campbell a shoot back in London! 😦

There’s lots more to tell you about each scene and the guys in them, but for now I’ll leave you with this shot of me about to climb these stairs with only my camera to protect me… Next time I’ll bring a proton pack.

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Brave or very foolish…?
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Amazing architecture, despite the creepy surroundings

 


3 thoughts on “Haunted Porn Shoot in Berlin

  1. Great blog, funny and creepy, and can’t wait to see the results. Always wanted a location like this to play, but everywhere around London is blocked off. Anyway, look forward to the finished scenes. 😜😜

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