This weekend’s horror offering, Hammer’s The Quiet Ones (review), is supposedly based upon true events. So we figured we’d look around and come up with the actual video of said events. Curious? Take a look!
The film draws inspiration from the Philip Experiment of 1972, in which Canadian academic researchers tried to prove that telekinesis, poltergeists, and the like manifest solely through the human mind.
A quick trip to YouTube yielded some fruits for us paranormal-loving souls. The video you see below contains actual footage from the aforementioned experiment, and honestly? It’s pretty damned interesting. Check it out, and tell us what you make of it!
The Quiet Ones is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and stars Jared Harris (“Mad Men,” The Ward), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards (“Breaking In,” “Being Human”), Olivia Cooke (“The Secret of Crickley Hall,” “The Fuse”), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.
It’s produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC).
Look for The Quiet Ones in US theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.
The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying than they ever could have imagined.
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