PURGATRORY HOUSE chronicles the after-life journey of a lonely teen who abandoned her life of peer pressure only to find herself caught between Heaven and Hell. Here she will remain 14-years-old forever unless she can find within herself the courage to change. Filmed in 2001 with miniDV cameras and edited on early home-based computers, "Purgatory House" marked the beginning of the democratization of film. Written by and starring a 14-year-old at-risk high school student, Celeste Davis was the [then] first youngest sole-credited feature screenwriter to have a feature distributed.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for drug content
Did You Know?
The baby cry heard in the movie is the actual voice of Celeste Davis, which had been recorded and saved in a sound library over 10 years before the movie was shot. It was only by coincidence that the Supervising Sound Editor, who happened to be working at the very same company where the library was located, came upon a track called "Celeste Davis: Baby cry", and put the pieces together. See more
You would think that God would be there. That she would care, have compassion, give you that reassuring smile and tell you that it would all be better. That's what brought me to my suicide. But instead of comfort when I arrived, I was punished. Punished to the immortality of this place.
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Parametic #1 and Parametic #2 are PURGATORY HOUSE Associate Producers Matthew Irving (disguised as "Pink Matthews") and Traci Glodery. See more
References Night of the Living Dead
Is This How It Feels When You're Dead?
Written by Dan Murphy and Tommy Byrnes
Published by Missing Sock Productions/Toburn Music (BMI)
Performed by Wood Shampoo See more