A film we haven’t heard too much about is HAUNTING AT THE BEACON; it is coming to DVD on SEPTEMBER 13th.
The film deals with a couple that lose their son and move away to deal, but wind up instead facing ghostly experiences. Sounds a bit typical, but this was actually filmed at the so-called haunted Rogers Hotel in Texas. Does that add atmosphere? I certainly hope so, and that fact alone grabs my interest.
Writer/director Michael Stokes spoke about unexplained incidents on set: “We shot one scene in what is supposed to be the hotel’s most haunted location. There was no problem with the equipment, and our sound man checked the playback to confirm everything had recorded properly. Still, when the DAT tape reached the lab, it was blank. None of the dialogue had been captured. The actors had to dub the scene.”
The DVD will include the following:
- Director / Producer Audio Commentary
- QR Code Link to True Story of the Haunted Rogers Hotel
- Upcoming Release Trailers
Full synopsis - While trying to get their lives back on track after the loss of their four-year-old son, Bryn and Paul Shaw move to the charming old Beacon Apartments. Bryn begins seeing a ghostly little boy skulking around the building and tries to uncover the details of the boy's death. She hopes that freeing the child will allow him to carry a message to her son. Too late she realizes a second malevolent entity stalks the halls of the Beacon: one that doesn't want the boy, or her, to escape.
The film stars Teri Polo (below), David Rees Snell, Michael Ironside, Ken Howard and Elanie Hendrix. I really like the sound of that cast; I’ll watch anything with Ironside!