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Banshee Chapter (2013)

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Journalist Anne Roland explores the disturbing links behind her friend's sudden disappearance, an ominous government research chemical, and a disturbing radio broadcast of unknown origin.

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Blair Erickson

Writers:

Blair Erickson, Daniel J. Healy (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katia Winter ... Anne Roland
Ted Levine ... Thomas Blackburn
Michael McMillian ... James Hirsch
Corey Moosa ... Patient 11
Monique Candelaria ... Patient 14
Jenny Gabrielle ... Callie
Vivian Nesbitt ... Olivia Kmiec
Chad Brummett Chad Brummett ... Dr. Kessel
William Sterchi ... Henry Cale
Alex Gianopoulos Alex Gianopoulos ... Renny Seegan
J.D. Garfield J.D. Garfield ... Elderly Doctor
Kevin Wiggins ... Black Rock County Sheriff
Cyd Schulte ... Laura Henrik (credit only)
Tone Forrest Tone Forrest ... MK-Ultra Survivor
Maud de Proost Maud de Proost ... Pool Guest
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Storyline

BANSHEE CHAPTER follows investigative journalist, ANNA, researching a missing friend who ingested an undocumented research chemical once tested on civilians by CIA MK-Ultra experiments. The labyrinthine trail of evidence leads her into the disturbing world of black ops chemical tests, unexplained radio transmissions and disfigured entities in the blackness of night. Anna will do anything to uncover what lies behind her friend's disappearance but to her horror the entities are coming after her. Suspense-thriller based on true events shot in stereoscopic 3D staring Katia Winter and Ted Levine Written by Anonymous

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A government secret. A mind-control experiment with horrific consequences. Abandoned by the CIA, hidden for decades. Now journalist Anne Roland will uncover the truth. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence/disturbing images, drug use, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Banshee See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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Budget:

$950,000 (estimated)
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The film was shot in 3D. See more »

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Version of From Beyond (1986) See more »

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I've Got You Apocalypse
Written by Mark Grayson Lenover
Performed by Mark Lenover
Published by Tropnevada LLC (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Expressive Artists LLC
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A Genuinely Creepy Film With An Original Premise
24 October 2013 | by derrickchowSee all my reviews

I just finished watching this film at the After Dark Film Festival in Toronto.

I was impressed. It has a genuinely creepy atmosphere and well-earned jump scares that had me leaping out of my seat a few times.

The film is an effective mix of traditional filmmaking,'found footage', and even actual documentary footage and news reels. This melding of fiction with 'faux-real' footage and factual footage was perfect given the subject matter (which revolves around the real-life MKUltra 'mind control experiments' conducted by the CIA during the Cold War). The film also cleverly mixes in the genuinely creepy lore of shortwave 'numbers stations', resulting in a calling card for the film's villain which is flat-out *beep* scary.

Speaking of the 'villain', I don't want to give away too much, but I wanted to congratulate the director for creating a 'Big Bad' that is unnervingly ambiguous and 'unknowable', both in terms of motivation and appearance.

The performances are solid, and I particularly enjoyed the Hunter S. Thompson-esque character for the humour he brought to the proceedings.

Tonally, this movie reminded me of the Mothman Prophecies and a lot of the better 'Creepypasta' stories from the internet. I give this a big thumbs up :)


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