Haunted house films have been a part of human culture for centuries. The idea of a creepy house being haunted by spirits goes back to the oldest form of storytelling. In films Haunted Houses have been prevalent either in the comedy or horror world. After some extensive research, We believe we have found one of the oldest haunted house films. The Haunted House (1908) directed by Spanish film pioneer Segundo de Chomón, who has been compared to the “father” of film Georges Méliès due to his constant use of optical illusions and film trickery. Below is the film and forewarning it is hilarious. After the film we will discuss one of the newest installments in the haunted house world Dwelling.
Since 1908 the haunted house film has evolved immensely and coming in 2016, writer and director Kyle Mecca will be tackling his first feature film in the latest haunted house ghost story Dwelling. The film stars Erin Marie Hogan (2Jennifer), Mu-Shaka Benson, Devanny Pinn (House of Manson), and Abigail Mary. Other ghost stories, the main character falls upon the ghost by sheer happenstance but Dwelling puts a twist to that classic story. Our main character moves into the haunted house in hopes of living and learning with the ghost. As fans of horror, we know that cannot turn out well.
The official synopsis is as follows:
Dwelling, is a paranormal horror film about a young woman, Ellie (Erin Marie Hogan), who deliberately buys a haunted house in attempt to make contact with the spirit world. Driven by a horrific experience in her past involving her sister, River (Devanny Pinn), Ellie is willing to put herself and family at risk to seek the truth. In doing so, Ellie releases a soul that is more malevolent and terrifying than she could ever imagine. Something dwells in the house called Amara…and it wants to get out.
Earlier this year Kyle Mecca and his team that helped create the festival selected shorts ran a Kickstarter for Dwelling. Successfully they raised the funds need to create this feature length film. In the Kickstarter they open with exactly what We Are Indie Horror wants to hear. They say “We are filmmakers striving to tell original stories that have enough interesting characters and depth to make our audiences leave the theatre thinking and wanting more. ”
The trailer released a few days ago looks to be very terrifying. Laced with storyline hints and incredibly intense visuals, the new trailer for Dwelling leaves much to be desired in the best way. We here at We Are Indie Horror are excited to check it out. Watch the trailer below.
Be sure to stay tuned to We Are Indie Horror for the latest news and information on screenings of Dwelling.