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'Twilight' descends on St. Helens

Scenes from movie 'Twilight' being shot in St. Helens

Movie makers from Summit Entertainment, a major film production company out of southern California, and its subdivision, Maverick Films, will be shooting a scene for a spooky new production in St. Helens next week.

The movie, called 'Twilight,' is based on a series of best-selling novels by Stephenie Meyer and is about a teenage girl who moves to the rainy town of Forks, Wash., and meets and falls in love with, of all things, a vampire.

A majority of the scene shots will take place on south 6th Street and 1st Street, according to plans made with the city, said City Planner Skip Baker.

In particular, the scene to be shot is called 'Charlie's House.' Shooting is expected to start on April 7, said film publicist Peter J. Silbermann, and will occur over several days. Many of the shots are likely to take place at night.

Much of the filming will occur at a house located in the 6th Street area.

'It's just beautiful, it's very appropriate for the film,' Silbermann said.

This will be the first substantial movie shot in St. Helens since 1998's 'Halloweentown,' a Disney production centered in Olde Towne St. Helens

'Twilight' stars Kristen Stewart, who played in the Jodi Foster movie 'Panic Room,' Robert Pattinson, who appeared in 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,' and Elizabeth Reaser who regularly appears on the TV show 'Grey's Anatomy.'