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 film, ‘The Final Project.’ To emphasize that essential message, Shockya is exclusively premiering the chilling thriller’s first clip, which is titled ‘Woman in Window.’
‘The Final Project’ marks the feature film writing, directorial, producing and visual effects debuts from indie filmmaker Taylor Ri’chard. The horror movie, which was made by 3rd Fathom Entertainment and will be be distributed by CAVU Pictures, will be released in theaters in Atlanta and Houston on February 12. The thriller is also set to expand to theaters in New York and Los Angeles on March 4, before being distributed nationwide.
The horror thriller, which Ri’chard penned with Zachary Davis, stars Amber Erwin, Teal Haddock, Arin Jones, Evan McLean, Leonardo Santaiti and Sergio Suave. CAVU Pictures has unveiled 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’ utilized real locations in and around Georgia, as well as a crew and ensemble of dedicated locals who are 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 Final Project’ 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.
Watch Shockya’s exclusive premiere of ‘Women in Window,’ the first clip from ‘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 Benardello