‘Cave,’ is undoubtedly a scary story. Incorporating myths and conspiracies of life, the thrilling drama follows some of the world’s best divers as they take the reins of a trip to the distant Carpathian mountains. They’re enthusiastic enough, they have all the cutting gears to pull off the process, and they know their job well.
Meanwhile, foreign threats are hiding in the cave, waiting to catch people. Most of the story comes from large cave networks in the Carpathian mountains and underwater settings, but you might be interested in finding places where the movie was shot.
The Cave Movie Filming Locations
The ‘cave’ is carved in Romania and Mexico. The main filming took place a few months ago in 2004, started sometime earlier in the year and ended in late summer.
The recording team first visited Romania, where most of the film was set, and then moved to Mexico. As per the report, it was less expensive to record in Romania than in the USA.
Mexico: Yucatan Peninsula, Location
This part of the movie was filmed at Hidden Worlds Cenotes Park, an amusement park located at Rancho la Teresita, in the province of Quintana Roo in Mexico.
The park was known for its recreational activities such as zipping, hanging bridges, reminiscing, and snorkeling signs. Unfortunately, the location does not seem to be working.
Romania: Transylvania, Location
Some scenes were recorded in the Transylvania region of Romania. The historic region has some of the oldest forests in Europe and is known as the home of Count Dracula. The recording took place near Zărnești, a small town in the Brașov region of Romania.
Zărnești is located in the foothills of the Piatra Craiului Mountains, part of the South Carpathian Mountains. It was there that the group recorded mountain scenes and caves. Producer Andrew Mason holds the reins of some of the most famous slums as advisers to make this sequence as realistic as possible.
Romania: Buftea, Location
Romania serves as the main recording venue for ‘The Cave,’ considering that this is also where the movie is set. With more than 12,000 caves registered in its vast natural habitat, the country seemed to be the ideal destination for this product. Studio work is mostly done at Bucharest Film Studios. The main production studio is located at Strada Studioului 1 on the outskirts of Buftea. It has retained its status as one of the oldest and largest movie theaters in Eastern Europe.
Workers built a 750,000-gallon tank to record water sequences. During the recording, the players had to spend 10-12 hours daily in their wet clothes, jumping into the water. The team also established a base in Bucharest, about 12 miles from Buftea. From there, actors and crew march in 45 minutes to a recording studio in the Carpathian mountains.
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