‘Brain Hunter’ bags key movie scene at old Watertown factory

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WATERTOWN — Inside a dark, cold, former factory off West Main Street, with the only light dustily shimmering shyly through grimy windows near the roof line, Michelle L. DiBernardo opened the creaky door of some sort of metal industrial cabinet and could not contain her excitement.

“Oh my gosh! You can put jars of eyeballs in here!” she said.

With her own eyes of a moviemaker, in this case production manager, Ms. DiBernardo, owner of DiBernardo Productions, Syracuse, saw lots of potential at 591 W. Main St. for filming scenes for the horror film, “Brain Hunter: New Breed” during her first earlier this month.

“This is the brain hunter’s home, and he’s going to mutilate people,” Ms. DiBernardo said as matter-of-factly as one could while uttering that sentence.

Ms. DiBernardo was in town one day earlier this month to scout the building, owned by Raymond E. Worcester, Watertown, located in back of the former ARC Jefferson-St. Lawrence building now owned by Credo Community Center. Mr. Worcester said he purchased the building about six years ago for $1,000.

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