For the most part movies are shot out of sequence for a number of reasons, like: renting out locations or studio space, lighting, weather conditions, and most importantly, the availability of the director? Wait isn’t it usually the actors who are responsible for holding up production on a movie?
Movies don’t need to be shot in sequence because everything can be put in the right order when in editing.
If you’re going to have a scene at the beginning of the movie and at the end in a house, it makes more sense to film them both at the same time so you don’t have to haul in all the equipment for filming two times.
But I am getting ahead of myself so here’s a little back story:
Andrew Rork Getty (Of the Getty oil dynasty,) set out on a journey.
In 2002: he’d drafted the script for a horror film based loosely on a series of nightmares he’d personally had, and intended on using as much of his own fortune as necessary to bring it to life.
You know, I wish more movies were self produced because that way if the movie is a bomb, then the producers will know how movie goer feels for wasting money.
Never one to let a little thing like lack of experience stop him, Getty rounded up a crew of actors with no idea what they were getting into and dove into shooting on what was then titled The Storyteller.
Production ultimately stretched out over the course of five years, progressing in fits and starts as Getty devised elaborate custom camera rigs, pricy original sets and, in one instance, a large animatronic octopus designed to play a drum kit. Holy Sh!t I missed that part. Saw the Octopus during 2nd (The pizza scene at the ripoff Chucky Cheese) viewing.
Granted The Evil Within is a bit of a mish-mosh (My term of the month) movie that has a disjointed structure that was likely compromised by cast changes and the director’s personal meth-induced misadventures.