‘They’re dying to capture the dead’
Haunting of Cellblock 11 is a 2014 horror film about ghost hunters that find more than they expected when they enter a haunted prison which has a grisly past. Also known as Apparitional
Written and directed by Andrew P. Jones (Darkness Reigns; King of the Evening).
The Picture Palace Films-Aunt Max Entertainment co-production stars Jeffrey Johnson, Linara Washington, Charley Koontz, John Zderko, Bill Lithgow, Dee Wallace (The Lords of Salem; Critters; Cujo; The Howling) and Peter Mayer.
The Haunting of Cellblock 11 is effective in that it builds a great backstory and resolves it in a satisfying manner. While the budget is low and the acting is a bit choppy at times, The Haunting of Cellblock 11 is a ghost-hunting procedural that hits some of the right notes in terms of scares and atmosphere.” Ain’t It Cool News
“The location isn’t the worst and it could have allowed for some tense and creepy moments. Instead it just becomes window dressing as the movie has no use for subtly. In your face sightings, possessions, people being grabbed and dragged away… it’s nonsense. Not helped by the lacklustre acting, so forgettable and devoid of character work.” Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
” …all technical aspects of this movie were worked to perfection and I think everyone should be proud of what was accomplished here. It’s shocking to me that this movie hasn’t received a much bigger release because it’s better than a handful of the other “Ghost Hunters” inspired projects out there.” Horror Society
“This flick shows that original storytelling exists in the horror genre, providing a few chills, a bit of eerie scenes, through serious actors who understand their roles, the scenes, and leaves one wondering how many ghost-hunting shows are faking it versus the true dedicated teams.” The Horror Times
The film was shown on July 20, 2013, at the Goodrich Capital 8 Theaters in Jefferson City, Missouri. Most of the movie was filmed at the Missouri State Penitentiary which had closed in 2004. The first DVD release was July 1, 2014.
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