Shock received word today that Gravitas Ventures is bringing Haunting of Cellblock 11 to VOD on July 1st.
Andrew P. Jones directs and the cast includes Jeffrey S.S. Johnson, Linara Washington, Charley Koontz, John Zderko and Dee Wallace.
Jones says in a director's statement: "Having worked in reality TV for well over a decade, and being a big fan of paranormal reality shows I often found myself asking, “what if these ghost hunters actually found themselves in a location that is so active, so haunted that their lives were in real danger?” Thus, Haunting of Cellblock 11 was born. I also had decided to try my hand at micro- budget filmmaking since it’s a business model that works. But I didn’t want to do yet another “found footage” movie, I wanted to make a traditional, scripted narrative – but on a micro budget."
Here's the film's synopsis…
A television ghost hunting show called Ghost Sightings is having trouble capturing compelling paranormal activity and faces possible cancellation by the TV network. As luck would have it, they are approached by an elderly man who is being tormented by entities and needs the team’s help to rid him of his unrelenting demons. In a last ditch effort to capture apparitional evidence, the team follows the man’s lead and heads to an abandoned prison in the middle of the country where they encounter skittish locals, leery of the prison and the secrets it holds. Despite the warnings, the team sets up their cameras and investigates the infamous Freeling State Penitentiary in hopes of capturing enough evidence to keep their TV show on the air. However, it doesn’t take long before the team is faced with malevolent spirits that put their lives in true danger. As the night wears on, it becomes a fight for their lives as the team struggles to survive against the ghost of an inmate who died in the prison and now is attempting to come back by inhabiting one of the team members, presenting a real, physical threat to the remaining ghost hunters.