I wish I would have had a camera rolling to record my expressions when I watched Mister Heavenly’s video for Bronx Sniper earlier, because I really do think that the bottom portion of my jaw touched the floor.
Pitchfork: Was that a real house you guys demolished?
Corey Adams: Yeah. I heard this guy was going to tear it down, so I asked him, “If you’re going to take this house down, what do you think about us shit-kicking it first?” [laughs] He basically gave us permission to do whatever we want as long as the outside ended up looking somewhat like a normal house.
Pitchfork: What’s the house’s current status?
CA: It hasn’t been torn down yet, but the guy sold it a couple of days after we finished [filming]. When we were there, some realtor showed up and was lurking around the yard. At that point, it was just complete chaos– people in masks carrying stuff all over, feathers everywhere. I don’t think they really knew what was going on inside.
Pitchfork: Did you attract any unwanted attention while filming?
CA: The cops made an appearance. They must have gotten a call from the neighbors– if you heard the screams that were coming from inside the house, you would have thought that someone’s father was getting raped. A bunch of undercover guys showed up, and the main cop was wearing this shirt with Chuck Norris’ face on it that said, “I am the weapon.” He said, “I hear you’re driving motorcycles through walls in there. That sounds cool.”
Pitchfork: Did anyone get injured on set?
CA: When John Jay set the wall on fire, one of the bottles actually bounced back and lit his ear up. He was fine. Also, a piece of wood sliced [co-director] Alex [Craig]‘s face at one point. But no one had to go to the hospital.
Um, yeah. Enjoy.