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WNUF Halloween Special (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 18 October 2013 (USA)
Originally broadcast live on October 31, 1987, the 'WNUF Halloween Special' is a stunning expose of terrifying supernatural activity that unfolded at the infamous Webber House, the site of ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Fahrenkopf ... Frank Stewart
Aaron Henkin Aaron Henkin ... WNUF Announcer (voice)
Nicolette le Faye Nicolette le Faye ... Veronica Stanze
Leanna Chamish ... Deborah Merritt
Richard Cutting ... Gavin Gordon
Brian St. August ... Dr. Louis Berger
Helenmary Ball Helenmary Ball ... Claire Berger
Robert Long II Robert Long II ... Father Joseph Matheson
Sabrina Taylor-Smith ... Donna Miles
Thomas Lee Johnson Thomas Lee Johnson ... Carl Durant
Kendra North Kendra North ... Angela Harris
Frederick Cowie Frederick Cowie ... Officer Howard Bookwalter
Bob Creager ... Dr. Stanley Allen, DDS
Ron LaMartina Ron LaMartina ... Governor Mike Barlow
George Stover ... Dr. Bloodwrench
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Originally broadcast live on October 31, 1987, the 'WNUF Halloween Special' is a stunning expose of terrifying supernatural activity that unfolded at the infamous Webber House, the site of ghastly murders. Local television personality Frank Stewart leads a group of paranormal investigators including Catholic exorcist, Father Joseph Matheson and the prolific husband-and-wife team Louis and Claire Berger. Together, the experts explore the darkest corners of the supposedly haunted Webber House, trying to prove the existence of the demonic entities within. Did they find the horrific truth or simply put superstitious rumors to rest? Written by Anonymous

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Is the Webber House really haunted? Do ghosts really exist? This Halloween, join WNUF TV-28's Frank Stewart and a team of paranormal experts, as they seek to unravel the mystery.

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Comedy | Horror

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Budget:

$1,500 (estimated)
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Midnight Crew Studios See more »
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Color
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The Webber house scenes were shot in two days while the news anchor scenes were filmed in a single day. See more »

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80% Of It Well Done But Boring Commercials
29 July 2014 | by TheFilmGuy1See all my reviews

This is a film that in theory sounds really cool, and is actually executed in a well done way, but just doesn't work. It's the kind of thing that would work as a creepy pasta you would read online, but it doesn't have enough entertainment to be a movie.

The biggest issue here is just how much horror we get. The movie is supposed to look like an old VHS tape that contains a recording of an old 80s/90s broadcast of a live haunted house investigation. They really nail the feeling of nostalgia when you watch this. It really feels like a real old tape. But the issue is that they focus too much on that. We get these really well done commercials that at first are funny just because of how they really seem like an 80s/90s commercial, but the movie keeps cutting to these commercials over and over. The joke really starts to pound you over the head to the point where it essentially ruins the film. I want to see the strange events occurring in the live broadcast, not these well done but unfunny commercials. We occasionally get somebody fast forwarding through the commercials which is funny to see, but I really feel like the movie needed to fast forward through the commercials a lot more. It certainly is more of a comedy than a horror.

The horror aspect is okay, but it can be ruined by the comedy, which is a problem that I find happens very often with comedy/horror films. They are two genres that are EXTREMELY difficult to mix and turn out well, yet so many independent film makers try to do it with horrible results. Just because Evil Dead 2 did it, doesn't mean any movie can. This film kind of makes it work, but it's not perfect. I think the films ending gives it a bit more of a boost though, because it's kind of cool.

In the end, I think the concept to this is great, and it does work as a film that is trying to show that old nostalgic VHS tape style, but it just isn't entertaining enough. Maybe it would work if you showed someone this and told them it was real just to see their reactions, but other than that, it kind of falls flat.


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