We need to raise an additional $200$190$160 to help pay for post-production costs on our upcoming anthology movie Dead Static, which contains three tales based on some of Vermont's most haunted locations. The tales include Emily's Bridge, Green Mount Cemetery and The Pittsford Haunted House. All three tales have been shot and turned out fantastic we just need some additional funds to make this movie as good as it can be. You can buy credit starting at $5 and we'll put your name or business in the credits. We're hoping to raise the money by January 1st so post-production can continue forward without delay. Thank you for supporting DeadFi and independent horror. Check out our films on YouTube.
UPDATE (12.07.13): Thank you Bernadette Bressette for your donation. Only $160 to go. UPDATE(12.06.13): Thank you Levi Rowe for your donation. Only $190 to go.
History:The Pittsford Haunted House was originally part of the Caverly Preventorium, which was a hospital complex that opened in 1923 on 80 acres of remote land in southern Vermont. The Preventorium was built specifically to treat children from poor families who at the time were considered to be the most susceptible to contracting tuberculous. The Preventorium closed around 1947 but it was reopened as the Caverly Child Health Center sometime later and operated until 1973. Since then, the buildings have remained mostly vacant except for the annual Pittsford Haunted House event which is a fundraiser operated by the Pittsford Fire Department. The event began in 1981 and continues to this day attracting thousands of people per night. Learn more about the history here.
Story: Over the last 33 years since the annual haunted house event has been operating, numerous people have had paranormal experiences at this location. No one seems to know why these incidents occur or why these ghosts linger behind. Could it be something bad happened? Were some of the children mistreated or possibly even experimented on by doctors looking for a cure? We may never know. Experiences: People have reported seeing a young girl looking out from one of the second floor windows and then disappearing. She is said to have no face. People have reported feelings of being watched in certain parts of the house. Phantom footsteps, mysterious lights and strange odors have all been reported as well. There has also been sightings of a nurse named Amy, who is said to have died in the hospital from contracting tuberculosis. She has been witnessed roaming the hallways of the second floor.
Best times: Anytime, although a visit when their is a full moon or during Halloween are your best bets.
Be sure to check out our found footage trilogy DEAD STATIC which brings to life the folklore of The Pittsford Haunted House in the most horrifying of ways! Release date is October 27th, 2014 on our YouTube channel.
Location:Montpelier, Vermont History:Green Mount Cemetery, also known as Green Mountain Cemetery, is a massive thirty-five acres amid gorgeous rolling hills. The land was purchased in 1854 by the town of Montpelier with the help of an $1,000 donation from Calvin Keith, who was a local lawyer. The cemetery is known for its numerous funerary art including Little Margaret (featured below) and Black Agnes (featured above).
Story: Green Mount Cemetery is known for the urban legend about the Black Agnes monument, which marks the grave of John E. Hubbard (1847-1899). Many believe the statue is cursed or haunted. Legend has it that if you sit in the lap of Black Agnes under the light of a full moon, you will suffer seven years of bad luck, or worse, a miserable death. Many don't realize that Black Agnes is actually a male since its features are so feminine but it was modeled after the Greek god of death Thanatos. There is also a story of a young girl who haunts the grounds in a perpetual search for her mother's grave. Could it be Little Margaret? Experiences: Some people have heard the metal gates at the entrance moving when clearly they're not. Many have also reported odd paranormal activity at the Black Agnes monument including EVPs where a strange voice is heard calling out to people by their names. Strange lights and ectoplasmic mists have been spotted as well. Best times:Between the hours of midnight and 3:00AM especially when there is a full moon. Halloween is another opportune time.
Be sure to check out our found footage trilogy DEAD STATIC which brings to life the folklore of Green Mount Cemetery and Black Agnes in the most horrifying of ways! Release date is October 27th, 2014 on our YouTube channel.
Location:Stowe, Vermont History:Emily's Bridge, also known as Gold Brook Bridge and Stowe Hollow Bridge, was built in 1844 and was designed by John W. Smith of Moscow, Vermont. Some believe Emily's Bridge may be one of the oldest covered bridges in the country. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Story:There are numerous variations of this tale but the most well known is that Emily was a young woman who fell in love with a man, although for whatever reason, her family didn't approve. So they decided to elope and meet at the bridge at midnight but when her lover didn't show, she hung herself in a fit of despair. It is believed she took her own life around 1849 and that her ghost has haunted the bridge ever since.
Experiences:It is common forectoplasmic mists and fogs to show up in photographs taken on the bridge. People have also reported seeing a white apparition. There has also been reports of scratch marks appearing on vehicles that were parked on the bridge. Some say they have even been touched or scratched by Emily's ghost. Strange sounds are often heard; footsteps, weeping, the tightening of a rope. Best times:Between the hours of midnight and 3:00AM especially when there is a full moon. Halloween is another opportune time.
Be sure to check out our found footage trilogy DEAD STATIC which brings to life the folklore of Emily's Bridge in the most horrifying of ways! Release date is October 27th, 2014 on our YouTube channel.
We actually did it. We have finally finished shooting all three tales for our found footage trilogy Dead Static. Now it's post-production for almost a year and then release on October 27th, 2014. All three tales turned out fantastic and I can't believe the footage we have. The hard work paid off and I can't wait to show this film. Stay tuned ;)
We are on the verge of finally being done with production on our found footage trilogy Dead Static, which will most likely run about 24 minutes or so. This has been our most ambitious project to date and it's been one Hell of a roller coaster ride to make this thing a reality. Anyway, the last tale the Pittsford Haunted House has now been cast and we begin shooting October 18th. The cast is Rika Duran, Paul Dulski (owner from Haunted Vermont), Zak Frederick and child actor Emmaline Audy. Some of the post-production has already been done on the 1st two tales but full post will begin once we wrap up this last tale. Dead Static will be released October 2014 to our YouTube channel.
We are getting close. The second Dead Static tale GREEN MOUNT CEMETERY has been completely shot and the first tale EMILY'S BRIDGE is about 95% done in post-production. The third and last tale is scheduled to shoot sometime this October, which is THE PITTSFORD HAUNTED HOUSE. We are hard at work prepping for production and it's looking like another kick ass tale. Dead Static (our found footage trilogy about VT's most haunted places) is set to be released October 2014.