There are some places the living should never go. Six college students are learning that all-important lesson, particularly as they attempt to make a documentary about one of the most notorious haunted houses in America, in the upcoming horror thriller, ‘The Final Project.’
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‘The Final Project’ was produced, and will be distributed by, CAVU Pictures and 3rd Fathom Films into select theaters in Atlanta and Houston beginning February 12. The horror film will later expand into additional cities, including New York and Los Angeles.
The thriller, which Ri’chard co-wrote with Zachary Davis, is based on a real-life plantation with a disturbingly dark past. ‘The Final Project’ stars Amber Erwin, Teal Haddock, Arin Jones, Evan McLean, Leonardo Santaiti and Sergio Suave.
CAVU Pictures and 3rd Fathom Films have released the following synopsis for ‘The Final Project’:
Six college students have organized the ultimate graduation project…a documentary film about one of the most notorious haunted houses in America, the Lafitte Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana. A Civil War landmark with a dark past, complete with stories of mutilated soldiers, murdered families and restless shadows roaming its abandoned corridors… no one has entered Lafitte in years- until now. Outfitted with high-tech recording equipment in order to capture every moment of their great adventure, these intrepid young filmmakers bravely venture deep into the misty backwoods of Louisiana. But on this plantation that time has forgotten, something evil still waits and watches. When darkness falls, their deepest fears come to life, as one by one they’ll learn the horrifying truth that awaits all who dare seek the secrets of the Lafitte Plantation. The dead are awake, and there are some places the living should never go.
‘The Final Project,’ which utilized real locations in and around Georgia, features a crew and ensemble of dedicated locals well acquainted with the haunted history of the South. Combining the found footage genre with authentic local folklore, it updates the classic American ghost story by tapping into a history too chillingly real to deny. The backstory of the horror thriller combines an Old Hollywood touch with a real-life twist.
Chretien Point Plantation in Sunset, Louisiana, the real-life model for the film’s Lafitte Plantation, was also the inspiration for the interior of the legendary “Tara” from ‘Gone with the Wind.’ Its true claim to fame, however, lies closer to home. The site of a pitched and bloody battle between Union and Confederate soldiers at the height of the Civil War, with a bullet hole still embedded in one of its front doors, Chretien Point has long been rumored to be one of the biggest supernatural hotspots in North America. Ghostly sightings have been reported for decades, with stories of buried treasure, a vengeful house mistress and even a nearby haunted bridge.
Check out the official teaser trailer and poster for ‘The Final Project’ below. For more information on the horror thriller, visit its official website, as well as its Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.
Written by: Karen Bneardello