Sturbridge, MA, October 06, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Red Barn Media, a Massachusetts production group, announced today that after many years of exhaustive research, investigation, and many obstacles, it is finally shooting its indie feature teen horror film this fall called “Dudleytown Curse – the 49th Key” - about the infamous and cursed village of Dudleytown, Connecticut. The indie horror film, based on a story which Red Barn Media calls the "utterly terrifying incidents" at Dudleytown, Connecticut, begins shooting October 23, 2011. Red Barn has entirely retooled the project from a previously bigger budgeted scripted pic to a very small budget grassroots, retroscripted guerilla homemade movie style film. Doug Kirkpatrick, one of the Producers of the film, and an entertainment and production attorney, says that the project will use elements of an original script previously written about Dudleytown, but that actors will primarily improv scenes – a method which was employed in the hugely successful “Blair Witch Project.”
Red Barn Media’s interest in Dudleytown was sparked when it learned that the area is reportedly one of the most active epicenters of paranormal activity in the world, with hundreds of “phenomena” reported on an annual basis. Once an historic settlement, many, if not all, of its inhabitants reportedly met with ill fate, murder, insanity, and suicide, and now the village is abandoned -- only old stone foundations, and trespassers are forbidden to enter by its now private landowners. There are reports of wispy apparitions and strange haze and mists that circulate through the dark Dudleytown woods. Once inside the woods surrounded by the shadows of three mountains, it appears almost as if it is night on even the brightest of days. Photos on the web taken in Dudleytown claim to have globules or streaks of light visible, and at times form faces or facial features; strange mists or warped effects are present. Some claim to experience overwhelming and sudden feelings of terror upon visiting the tainted ground. Others say that they have felt psychic cold spots – claiming that the temperature feels sub-zero in pocket areas or spots. Some claim to have seen mysterious eyes, lights, sights and sounds from the woods. There are also reports of extreme poltergeist activities – being punched, slapped, shoved, sudden changes in personality, and even outbreaks of sudden insanity and madness.
Dan Aykroyd, the actor, is reported to have said that Dudleytown is the “scariest place on Earth,” and Dennis Hauck, a renowned paranormal specialist, claims that Dudleytown is “considered one of the most haunted locations in the United States.” The Legend says that Dudleytown is damned, the legacy of the “Curse” placed on the Dudley family by King Henry VIII and his demonic minions nearly five hundred years ago in England. The sons of the cursed family are said to have fled England and settled in Dudleytown, Connecticut where the “Curse” is said to have followed them.
Red Barn Media is using creative ways to finance its small indie film, including an online fundraising campaign on IndieGoGo.com (http://www.indiegogo.com/Dudleytown-Curse-the-49th-Key) and an auction in Brimfield, MA on October 22, 2011 which is listed on www.AuctionZip.com (http://tinyurl.com/69uou6u), in which part of the proceeds will benefit the film. Its Group on Facebook called “Dudleytown Curse” - Help Support the Indie Film – 2011” (http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/124889004194600)
already has over 1,000 Members.
You can Find a short Video by Red Barn Media on the background of the Dudleytown Curse on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEZ4Ko66-VY
For further information regarding Dudleytown Curse – the 49th key, visit www.dudleytowncurse.com. Please contact Doug Kirkpatrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 804-8450.