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.
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.
After a young, middle-class couple moves into a suburban ‘starter’ tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.
I would have to say that Found Footage horror movies may just be my favorite type. Well, it’s neck and neck with slasher flicks.
I remember when this movie first came out in the theaters, I can’t remember how many times I went and saw it. There hasn’t been a good found footage film at that time since the Blair Witch Project came out in 1999.
This movie centers around two characters, Katie and Micah. They start to have strange things going on in their house so they decide to set up a video camera to see if they could capture some of the activity that goes on while they sleep. As things get worse, they decide to call in a psychic to see if he can help them with their problem. The psychic though ends up telling them they are dealing with a demon, not a ghost.
As things start to get worse for Micha and Katie, will they survive the night in their haunted house?
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
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.