A horror movie director wants to shoot a film in an abandoned mall in Frederick.
Director Eduardo Sanchez made the town of Burkittsville, Md. near Antietam famous with "The Blair Witch Project'' in 1999. Now he tells The Frederick News-Post that he's developing a screenplay set in the cavernous, empty Frederick Towne Mall.
Cal Glorioso, director of the Frederick Film Office, is trying to negotiate a deal between Sanchez and Rockwood Capital, which owns the property and is trying to redevelop it.
Wal-Mart is eyeing the property, and the mall could be torn down soon. Sanchez says he would probably need a few weeks to shoot the movie.