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The St. Francisville Experiment (2000)

The St. Francisville Experiment

The St. Francisville Experiment Synopsis:

Four people — a psychic, an amateur ghost hunter, a filmmaker and a history student — all trained in the paranormal and equipped with cameras, fly to Louisiana to investigate a notorious haunted house, plagued by the spirits of slaves who endured the most grisly and unspeakable tortures known to man. However, the four are unprepared for the horrors and violence that will occur. The “St. Francisville Experiment” is their footage, their story.

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Cast:

Madison Charap – Psychic – Madison Charap – Participant
Troy Taylor – Ghost Historian
Ryan Larson – History Student – Ryan Larson – Participant
P.J. Palmer – Paul Cason – Team Leader
Tim Baldini – Videographer – Tim Thompson – Participant – Film Student
Paul Salamoff – Producer (as Paul I. Salamoff)
Ava Jones – Voodoo Priestess
Katherine Smith – St. Francis Paranormal Expert
Sarah Clifford – Psychic

Director: Ted Nicolaou

Mini Movie Review:

For what it is, this movie was actually not half bad and pretty entertaining. You can tell they were trying to ride the success of The Blair Witch Project, heck even their tagline hints at it with saying “this ain’t no walk in the woods”.

This is a found footage movie and we know I love me some found footage. This movie is about 4 young people that agree to stay in a haunted mansion until dawn, and we can pretty much sum up what happens without saying anything. It’s not all the original but like I said it is entertaining. So with the Halloween season upon us and you are looking for a decent ghost flick to watch give this one a try.

Movie Rating: 3 out of 5

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Farhope Tower (2015) | Going up was the easy part.

Farhope Tower (2015)

Farhope Tower

Farhope Tower Synopsis:

Five paranormal investigators venture into the infamous Farhope Tower, known for its dark history of unexplained suicides, with dreams of landing a reality TV deal. But they get more than they bargained for when they enter the strangely ever-changing layout as an omnipresent evil begins manipulating the team, and the higher they climb, the more everything spirals out of control

Movie Trailer:

Cast:

John White – Jake
April Mullen – Zoe
Evan Williams – Andre
Lauren Collins – Judy
Tim Doiron – Simon
Brittany Allen – Susan
Ari Millen – Henryman

Director: April Mullen Writer: Jeremy Doiron, Michael Doiron

Mini Movie Review:

This review will most likely contain a spoiler or two, so if you don’t want anything ruined for you, you may want to stop reading now.

I’m kind of torn on this movie, I am not sure if I want to praise it or say how crappy it was. The actual storyline and acting were good but there are a few things that happened that just drives me nuts and took away from the movie. Problem one is the fact that this group of paranormal investigators went to the Farhope Tower to film a pilot for a TV show they are hoping to get greenlit. The major issue I had with that is the fact the girl holding the video camera is never recording anything. She spent half of the time with it pointed towards the ground. How are you supposed to film a pilot if you have no footage?

The second thing that bugged the crap out of me was two scenes with injuries. The character Zoe breaks her Tibia and another character says let me reset it and pushes the splintered bone back under the skin. Then they wrap some gauze around it and Jake asks her do you think you can walk? Really? She had a bone sticking out of her leg and you think a little gauze is going to help her walk on it? Well later on in the movie she does walk on it, blows my mind.

The third thing is Andre has his stomach ripped opened and his intestines were all over the floor and Jake says give me the first aid kit, you’ll be ok or something along those lines. But a first aid kit? really…

Other than those couple of things though it was a pretty decent movie, so don’t let me ranting keep you from checking it out.

Check Out Farhope Tower on Amazon Prime. ( http://amzn.to/2eH95M2 )

Movie Rating: 3 out of 5

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The Axe Murders of Villisca (2016) | In 1912, Eight People Were Brutally Murdered in Their House. This House.

The Axe Murders of Villisca (2016)

The Axe Murders of Villisca

The Axe Murders of Villisca Synopsis:

‘Villisca’ is a ghost story based on the house where the notorious and still unsolved 1912 ax murders took place. Three outcast teenagers break into the house in search of answers, but discover something far beyond their worst fears.

Movie Trailer:

Cast:

Robert Adamson – Caleb
Jarrett Sleeper – Denny
Alex Frnka – Jess
Sean Whalen – Reverend Kelly
Conchata Ferrell – Mrs. Flanks
Riley Bodenstab – Connor
Kellan Rhude – Rob
Madison Lawlor – Lena
Ava Kolker – Ingrid
Jon Gries – Greg
Brett Rickaby – Caleb’s Father
Urs Inauen – Matt
Savannah Stehlin – Elsie Holloway
Sophia Linkletter – Priscilla Connolly
Joey Graceffa – Most Haunted Host

Director: Tony E. Valenzuela Writer: Kevin Abrams (story), Owen Egerton

Mini Movie Review:

This movie surprised me, it turned out a lot better then I figured it would. The thing that bummed me out the most was the fact they didn’t use the actual Villisca Axe Murder House or at least one that looked almost like it. I think there was one scene though where they did flash a quick glance of it but I am not sure. Not a fan of rewinding or fast forwarding using NetFlix.

This movie is your kind of run of the mill haunted house/demonic possession film. But it is really entertaining. Two friends plan on one more ghost investigation before one of them leaves town, and right before they get ready to leave the girl which is new to the area and an outcast shows up at their house and basically invites herself to come along. Which they did decide to take her. They end up going to the Axe Murder house to take a guided tour but they feel like to many things were left out of the tour so they decide to hang out and wait for the place to close and sneak back into the house.

When the tour guides leave the finally sneak back in through the basement and make it back up into the main house. When they decide to split up is when things start to go down hill. A couple of bullies from their high school find out they are there and decide to show up also to terrorize them. As one by one they get possessed by the ghosts of the house who will make it through the night? All of them? One of them? None of them? If you need something to watch, this is worth the time spent.

Movie Rating: 4 out of 5

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