WNUF Halloween Special

[This faux found footage horror spoof from Baltimore filmmakers Chris LaMartina (“President’s Day“) and Jimmy George of Midnight Crew Studios looks like what you’d get if you combined “The Blair Witch Project” with “Grindhouse.” The film will also be released in a limited run of 300 retro-authentic VHS-only videos through Alternative Cinema.com. – Tom Warner, Baltimore Or Less]

"WNUF Halloween Special.": too good to be true? Yes indeed!

“WNUF Halloween Special.”: too good to be true? Yes indeed!

Real (fake) horror

by Jordan Bartel (The Baltimore Sun, October 18, 2013)

Paul Fahrenkopf stars as WNUF reporter Frank Stuart.

Paul Fahrenkopf stars as WNUF reporter Frank Stuart.

Halloween night. 1987.

Paranormal researcher Frank Stewart and his team try to prove an abandoned home is haunted. A local network camera crew is along for the ride, taping the EVP recordings and call-in seance.

After the broadcast, Stewart and his team vanish.

Too good to be true? It is. A good premise for a movie? It definitely is.

Continue reading “Real (fake) horror” at Baltimoresun.com.

"WNUF Halloween Special" newscasters getting in character.

“WNUF Halloween Special” newscasters getting in character.

*** “WNUF Halloween Special” Press Release *** (from dreadcentral.com)

For decades obscure film collectors and lovers of esoteric cinema have sought it…

Finally, the search is over!

Originally broadcast live on October 31, 1987, the “WNUF Halloween Special” is a stunning expose of terrifying supernatural activity that unfolded at the infamous Webber House, the site of ghastly murders. Local television personality Frank Stewart leads a group of paranormal investigators including Catholic exorcist Father Joseph Matheson and the prolific husband-and-wife team Louis and Claire Berger. Together, the experts explore the darkest corners of the supposedly haunted Webber House, trying to prove the existence of the demonic entities within.

Did they find the horrific truth or simply put superstitious rumors to rest?

Compiled from the highest-quality source material available, this VHS features the full program, including the original commercials that ran during the notorious broadcast. The WNUF Halloween Special VHS is a limited edition release of 300 copies, available exclusively through Alternative Cinema.

Taped off of WNUF TV-28 in October 1987, this strange broadcast follows local news personality Frank Stewart and a team of paranormal researchers as they set out to prove that the abandoned Webber House is actually haunted through a fascinating live on-air program featuring shocking EVP recordings and a one-of-a-kind call-in séance.

Live call-in seance from "WNUF Halloween Special."

Live call-in seance from “WNUF Halloween Special.”

Related Links:

Watch “WNUF Halloween Special – Trailer” (YouTube)

“WNUF Halloween Special” (Imdb.com)

Midnight Crew Studios (Facebook page)

Far-Out: A Review of “WNUF Halloween Special” (Cinema Slasher)

Review of Chris LaMartina’s Low-Budget Horror Films (Lee Gardner, City Paper)

Found Footage Movie Collection (Imdb.com List)

The Next Crop of Found Footage Movies That Will Scare You Silly (Wired.com)

Film Review: WNUF Halloween Special

The Night a Halloween Special Went Terribly Wrong (New York Times)

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One Response to WNUF Halloween Special

  1. Read the original book of horror fiction that Chris LaMartina and Jimmy George *ripped-off* for Call Girl of Cthulhu! WEIRD ADVENTURES 2: MEMORIES OF A DEMON STAR by Daniel Rumanos!! http://tinyurl.com/DrRumanos

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