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From the creators of SPOOKED and CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE (As seen on Sci Fi Channel). THE POSSESSED (Uncut) (Spooked Television Releasing), A Booth Brothers Film, Horror Documentary, Not Rated, Approx. 90 minutes, Stereo, Color, Filmed and Mastered in High Definition, WideScreen. DVD Features, Over 60 minutes more of bonus footage, not seen on television, Interactive full motion DVD menus, Producer's Video Diary, Galleries, Alternate and Deleted Scenes, On location in Watseka and much more. Written, Edited, Produced and Directed by the Booth Brothers.

Synopsis: The belief in possession by evil spirits plagued the 18th century. Madness and hysteria spread classifying the mentally ill as “Being under the control of the Devil”. These sad misfits became the victims of bizarre exorcisms or “Casting Out Rituals”. Banished from society they were locked away inside brutal asylums and branded, “The Possessed”!

Based on the True Story, “The Watseka Wonder”, America's first documented possession of 1877. A chilling journal of a 13-year-old girl from the small town of Watseka, IL who became possessed by spirits of the insane dead! A terrifying journey into the world of the supernatural as we witness first hand, True cases of possession as told by the victims themselves. Filmed on location at the actual haunted houses and insane asylums of “ The Possessed”. WARNING: Contains disturbing images of real possession! May not be suitable for all audiences.


Also Available Online at AMAZON.COM and TARGET.COM.

THE POSSESSED. Copyright © MMIX Spooked Productions. All Rights Reserved.





Mickey Mouse RIP Wayne Allwine, a death of a Hero!

I have watched my son fall in love as I did with Mickey Mouse. We are very saddened today by the death of Wayne Allwine who has been the voice of Mickey Mouse since 1977 with his wife as Minnie. We would like to dedicate this clip to the memory of Wayne. RIP! See you real sooooon!

Thank you to Terra King who helped spread this dedication.


Spooked TV/Si Fi live from the NAB show, Las Vegas

Spooked TV/Si Fi live from the NAB show, Las Vegas

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Welcome to the IMAGINation. More than just broadcasting, the NAB Show™ is attended by leading media, entertainment and communications professionals like you who share a passion for delivering the next generation of audio, video, and filmed content across multiple platforms – from televisions, radios and computers to phones, the big screen and beyond.

From Hollywood to Bollywood, Beijing to Buenos Aires, Cannes to Cape Town, Montreal to Mexico City, and Sydney to St. Petersburg, the NAB Show is the essential destination for the information, innovations and connections powering the broader-​castingsm industry. Join your peers, stand side-by-side with industry idols, and enter a new world of content – where imagination meets technology.


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Spooked - Best Ghost Documentary

Spooked The Ghosts Of Waverly Hills Sanatarium (2006) - DVD Review

SYNOPSIS: SPOOKED, The Ghosts of Waverly Hills Sanatorium, documents paranormal evidence including, ORBS, EVPS, Shadow People, Ghostly Photography and video, interviews with actual patients, ghost hunters and the people of Waverly Hills Sanatorium. If you don't believe in ghosts, you will NOW!!! 83 minutes of ghostly evidence of the damned. No documentary takes you closer to the truth that ghosts exist. HEAR and SEE the FEAR.

REVIEW: It's always a pleasure to review a film that is loaded with points of reference and content. The latest comes in the form of a documentary by the talented team of Spooked Productions, The Booth Brothers. Some of you may have caught the piece being played on the SCi-Fi channel, of those who didn't the good news is that they've made it available for purchase as well. We've all seen our share of documentaries. In fact just about every DVD comes with one now. Though it takes considerable more time, passion and conviction to pull one together that not only informs but entertains and in this case..... scares. I thought when tackling this review the best route was to approach it from 4 points that impressed me. These would be the music score, the editing, the story itself and documentary.

Beginning with the score, Spooked,The Original Soundtrack, composed brilliantly by Christopher Saint Booth who goes buy the moniker "Saint" is quite a few things worth mention. The words that come to mind are hypnotizing, magical and a haunting symphony of perfection. It's no surprise that the score is also available for purchase as it is a real piece to own. As we are taken from one moment into the other, the score carries eloquently with the same flavor as the haunting visuals we are exposed to onscreen. Usually a documentary doesn't get as much care put into this aspect, but I was delighted to see that the same motivation that they would put into a movie score, they composed for "Spooked".

The editing. Nowadays its not as uncommon to get a great edited experience especially with the number of new docs popping up on Discovery and History channels. Though I always say that that option falls on the filmmakers and there desire to beef up the visual presentation to extra heights. Good thing for us that Philip Adrian Booth is a talented editor as well. This is evident in the range of motion graphics, titling, segues, layovers, cutaways and general scheme of visual assault we are exposed to . The important thing is the piece flows from one interview to the next. From one location to the next and from one chapter to the next. This is the secret to engaging your viewers. The content is eerie enough on its own but the added work makes for a great experience.

What is it that scares us more than a simple Romero or Wes craven experience? Its when truth is presented on screen and backed up by factual evidence. The documentary takes place at the famed Waverly Hills Sanatorium located in Louisville, Kentucky. Even without entering the monolith of a gigantic curved structure it is impressive and intimidating. Add to that a bizarre history, a death count of over 60,000 and a report of experimentations and questionable procedures. No, it's not the film "House on Haunted Hill" its the real life tales of Waverly. I will tell you that there are a lot of facts presented in the narratives. We have the building which was in existence from 1926 up to 1981. The 1926 to 1968 time frame saw the erection of the structure. The building was shut down though in 1982.

The object was to create a super structure that tackled the issues of Tuberculosis back in the 30-40's outbreak period. The structure was to be the cutting edge location for victims and patients. The 2nd -3rd floors were reserved for commons, and the 4th floor reserved for folks with money. The illness at that time went under the name "White plague" and was largely a new outbreak for doctors which resulted in all kinds of testing and experimentation. Waverly was closed at one point and re-opend under the moniker of "WoodHaven" in the early eighties. Though the patients were widely mistreated, and neglected which caused reason for its closure in 1981.

The documentary covers all the aspects of Waverly's history. The dreaded "Death Tunnel", the Draining room", The ghost girl, the onslaught of ghost hunter activities, The shadow people, The smell of fresh baked goods, The big brother atmosphere, The floors and there history and the infamous room 502.

My suggestion? Check it out , as there is more information than I could write and review. The Booth brothers know how to film & present a documentary and that's all you need to know. It may be a bit of an over step to say this, but I found this one of the best ghost documentaries I've seen to date. What's more scarier than that? Its' all based on reports and truth. The content has always been there, its just taken some motivation to see it finally brought to screen ......excellent!


DVD Review by BoneDigger.



The Possessed UNCUT DVD May 1, 2009