Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Yeah, yeah, I know this is supposed to be a book blog, but at one time I had thought to review movies as well, and one of the guys on this is an author, I had him sign his book while I was there, so I think it's okay to do this.
Also, those who attended the premieres are asked to be the publicity for this movie. To get out and spread the word. I know that some of my followers are paranormal lovers as I am, and so probably watch different ghost hunting type shoes. I first became award of this movie because I am, or was now that it's over, a huge fan of Paranormal State on A&E. So I followed that as well as Ryan Buell and Sergey Poberezhny on Twitter and Facebook. Chad Calek has also been on the show, and had been a ghost hunter on his own even before Paranormal State. In fact, for the past 20 years or so, Chad's family has been dealing with paranormal events. This movie is about Chad trying to figure out what is going on with his family and see if they can solve the problems. It seems as if his mother may be possessed. The movie is done documentary style, but that doesn't mean it isn't good. You get to see many pieces of evidence, convincing or not, that is up to you.
Don't go to this movie expecting Paranormal Activity. Nothing so dramatic, but this is real evidence, real emotion, a real story. And as part of the event we got to see other evidence and things that'd happened in the past. They showed us the evidence, gave us a chance to really look at it over and over to see what we could. So glad I got to do this.
My mother and I purchased VIP tickets, which meant we got to have dinner with the cast and crew before all of this took place. Unfortunately Chad was not feeling well, so while he did make an appearance and do most of his part of the premiere, he wasn't able to join us for dinner. I got to sit by some of the people that are his best friends, Justin Holstein and Joseph Ansley, at dinner. They were really nice, and we had some interesting conversation about science, physics and other universes. I wanted to post the pictures in this blog, but Blogger is acting funky again. Maybe something to do with the video in this. Don't know. I'll try to post the picture of me and Ryan Buell separate since he is an author, so he counts for a book blog.
I guess their next steps are to finish the tour, then take the film to some festivals. At that point hopefully it will get to come to the theater. And I'll be sure to do whatever voting and promoting that I can do.