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Teri Polo Experiences a Haunting at the Beacon





Looking for another spooky ghost tale to haunt your home? Then Haunting at the Beacon might just be the flick you need to get your supernatural fix, if only because it was filmed in an actual haunted location.

From the Press Release
Teri Polo (Meet the Parents, The Hole) stars in the supernatural thriller HAUNTING AT THE BEACON, available on DVD September 13 nationwide for a SRP of $19.98. Winner of the Best Feature Film and Best Actress Awards at the Paranoia Film Festival (2009), the film also stars David Rees Snell (The Shield), Elaine Hendrix (the new "90210"), and genre vet Michael Ironside.

While filming at the haunted Rogers Hotel in Waxahachie, Texas, the cast and crew experienced strange occurrences themselves. Writer/director Michael Stokes (writer - Bram Stoker's Shadow Builder, The Marsh) heard stories of bedcovers being pulled back, items being moved, sightings of strange orbs and even the sounds of children laughing and crying every night around 3 a.m. The building’s elevator, which plays a prominent role in the movie, also had a habit of trapping hotel staff, usually after a big day of shooting.

“We shot one scene in what is supposed to be the hotel’s most haunted location,” Stokes recalls. “There was no problem with the equipment, and our sound man checked the playback to confirm everything had recorded properly. Still, when the DAT tape reached the lab, it was blank. None of the dialogue had been captured. The actors had to dub the scene.”

Synopsis
While trying to get their lives back on track after the loss of their four-year-old son, Bryn (Teri Polo) and Paul Shaw (David Rees Snell) move to the charming old Beacon Apartments.

Bryn begins seeing a ghostly little boy skulking around the building and tries to uncover the details of the boy's death. She hopes that freeing the child will allow him to carry a message to her son. Too late she realizes a second malevolent entity stalks the halls of the Beacon: one that doesn't want the boy, or her, to escape.

Filmed at the haunted Rogers Hotel in Texas, Haunting at the Beacon will make you wonder if you’re ever really alone.

Special Features

  • Director/Producer Audio Commentary
  • Trailer
  • Upcoming Release Trailers
  • QR Code Link to True Story of the Haunted Rogers Hotel

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    moderator Oh great, another "getting
    Debi Moore's picture

    Oh great, another "getting over their dead child" flick. How original.


    Submitted by Debi Moore on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 6:24pm.
    Vanvance1's picture

    Actually I've seen this (though at the time it was just called 'The Beacon') and believe it or not it is crammed full of interesting ideas. I can't tell you the movie works completely. I can say it is ambitious, often clever and sometimes genuinely creepy.

    This is a definite blu ray purchase for me.


    Submitted by Vanvance1 on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 7:10pm.
    moderator Well, that's good to hear. I
    Debi Moore's picture

    Well, that's good to hear. I do like Polo so would probably give it a shot anyway, but at least hopefully it'll rise above its very average sounding premise.


    Submitted by Debi Moore on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 7:12pm.

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