ON LOCATION: Shot in WV on line 'Games" Increasing

by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor

HUNTINGTON, WV (HNN) – Daily is too strong a word, but frequent sweeps of the internet will derive hints --- both official and viral --- of the “Super 8” flick scheduled for June 2011 release. Shot in and around Weirton, WV, director J.J. Abrams (“Star Trek”) has cat and mouse previews gushing. If you think it’s a bit “Cloverfield,” well, the same marketing firm is handling “Super 8.”

At a NYC screening of excerpts, Abrams told invited writers “not to tell,” but why do you invite a reviewer to a preview screening?  He actually did not expect them to not use their keyboards or mouths.

On the lighter side, this U-tube video illustrates an example of an “authentic” kid trying out at the auditions in WV for the film.

Call this a ‘peek’ or a ‘viral,’ but a new web site has surfaced for “clips” that are unofficially official, its, http://www.scariestthingieversaw.com. For that matter, you can go interactive, by turning on the equipment to watch a little mini-clip here: http://www.super8-movie.com/editingroom.html . There's a new TV spot that you can watch here: http://www.super8news.com/

The film opens June 10.