It’s time to put a hold on this concept… A paranormal team set out for “one big job” or “a new episode of their show” only to encounter a real supernatural threat.
Word of another horror film using that as its foundation, called Hollows Grove, has floated our way. Will it be something different? Hollows Grove, from Mel and Craig Efros, is hitting VOD and iTunes on October 21st.
Lance Henriksen, Mykelti Williamson, Matt Doherty, Sunkrish Bala, Bresha Webb, Val Morrison, and newcomer Matt Carey star.
In the film, a young filmmaker, Harold Maxwell, is shooting a behind-the-scenes documentary on his ghost hunting reality show friends, the Spirit and Paranormal Investigation Team, (S.P.I.T.), as they prepare for their next assignment. Harold and the S.P.I.T crew head out to film an old, abandoned and supposedly haunted orphanage, Hollows Grove. Soon after arriving at the orphanage the team begins to realize that what they thought would be a routine investigation is turning in to a nightmare from which they cannot escape.
I always find myself a skeptic when watching reality ghost shows. It is not because I dont necessarily believe in ghosts, but because I see these ghost hunters reacting almost comically to what they cant see by using: quick cuts, slow replays and faint sounds to get the audience to believe, that what they are seeing is real. This is modern day smoke and mirrors sometimes done with camera tricks and editing. To me, many times it feels as though the ghost hunters themselves dont really believe in what theyre doing. This has always interested me and I wanted to know what the behind the scenes were like. Was it all a put on? If so, did they feel any remorse for lying? What would happen to these paranormal detectives if they really discovered the ghosts they always claim to be seeking? These thoughts are what inspired me to write HOLLOWS GROVE and to delve deeper into these questions, said Craig Efros in a press release.
Check out the trailer here…