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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 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 ... 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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Thomas Blackburn is an homage to Hunter S. Thompson. With his drug usage, political ties, love of guns, and outlaw lifestyle--he is a clear representation of Thompson's "Raoul Duke" persona. See more »

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Version of From Beyond (1986) See more »

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Too Close
Written by Bryon Anderson, Scott Gunshore, Micah Killough, Seth Ludeman and Lawrence Hearn
Performed by Army of Robots
Published by Uncharted Music LLC (BMI), Tiegtoons Music (BMI), Tropnevada LLC (ASCAP) and Les Scott Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Expressive Artists LLC by arrangement with Source Q Boutique
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Very effective and chilling. Scared the living $h!t outta me! Very tense and believable... Rewatchability: Moderate Blu-ray: Good A:9 V:8
19 May 2015 | by lathe-of-heavenSee all my reviews

I have never really been a fan of either Documentary or especially Found Footage Horror. But, the way this one builds the tension and suspense, it does the job just fine. I'm probably just a BIG P\/$$y, but quite honestly this scared the living $h!t right out of me into my pants (probably more information than you wanted...)

Anyway, despite my usual antipathy for these kinds of films, once in a while one will come along that is very effective, and this is one of them. Coincidentally, I also recently watched a similar film called 'THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE' which also scared me $h!tless, but that one was much more heavily slanted toward the Paranormal than this one was.

So, there really is not a whole lot to say about his particular Genre except whether it is done well or not. And, I can say that for me personally, I was absolutely RIVETED to the screen the entire time. There was NO down time on this one. And YES, there are numerous jump type scares, but with this kind of film, I think that it would be obvious that that comes with the territory. The point is whether the jump scares are done well, and they are indeed...

My imagination is VERY sensitive, so maybe this film would be more intense for me than for others, I don't know. All I know is that by the end, I was frigg'n creeped out. So, what that means to me is that the primary elements that are vital to a film like this, namely the mood and atmosphere, are clearly effective and doing the good job that they are supposed to be doing. Like I said, this type of film is not my first choice. I tend to find the more Fantasy based, 'fun' type of Horror more enjoyable (like 'NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET' or 'RE- ANIMATOR', for example) But, this one seriously had me by the nuts and refused to let go...

I would say that if you don't mind the Genre, and if have an active imagination like I do, and if you can REALLY get sucked into a story easily like I did with this one, then this movie should indeed scare you...


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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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2.35 : 1
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