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Customer Reviews: Dear Booth Brothers...just now opening up this e-mail but wanted to write to tell you I saw "Paranormal Activity" tonight, and even though it's style was very different than your movies were done, yours are so much better....real quality to your films and documentaries..and I am not easy to please when it comes to movies, etc...because so many are mindless....Just wanted to say thanks for making quality movies. I plan on writing a book sometime soon and if it's a success, which I think it will be, and may someday be made into a movie, you two would be worth me talking too.....I'll keep you posted.....Sherrie

Children of the grave was the best paranormal documentary . The Booth brothers rock,i buy everything they make at spookedtv.com. I wish Christopher saint booth had a cd out he is a great rock singer. I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Keep up the wonderful work you guys do,God Bless u both.....Donna

"I have the DVD and couldn't tell you how many times I watch this and I still plan to tune in and see it again next month on Siffy, um, I mean Syfy :o) You guys rock! Can't wait for future adventures with you through your work.
Honestly, you all did an awesome job honoring the souls of those precious children. Ugly histories such as this are always shoved out of sight and are forgotten. Thank you for bringing stories like this out in the light so healing can take place.
Much love and respect, Lee"

The Possessed DVD Review Horror News
The Possessed DVD Review Las Vegas Examiner

I got the dvd over the weekend and watched it last night. You guys do fantastic work. The doc is gorgeous and terrifying at the same time. I really enjoyed it. I cant wait to see the next one .....Robert/Animator

Just finished watching The Possessed and all I can say is WOW! This was the Booth Brothers at their best! It was fantastic. There are moments that are truly chilling, emotionally disturbing, and at a few points I had tears in my eyes. This is never an easy subject to talk about or even try to fully understand. You guys were right on point throughout the entire film.There were times when I fully forgot that I was watching a documentary. The camera work was outstanding! The score was amazing! Thank you from those of us who lived through these things that are so very hard to explain. This was a tribute to all that have lived through dark days and a step toward a better public understanding of our even darker nights. Thank you so much. .........Steven LaChance/Author/The Uninvited.


Excellent, outstanding,superb customer service.......Steve/Customer

Great job everyone. very disturbing and creepy. please go back to zombie rd. for another doc. there is enough going on there for a long film. good luck booth bros. WONDERFUL WORK!!!!!! also your doc. on the children of the grave was just top notch. my mother remembers those train going thru Woodward ok. when she was a child. so sad. keep them coming gentlemen.
...........thanks MMGDavis

OMG! I was blown away by Children of the grave. It's the best documentary i've ever saw.Of course also cryed my eyes out.
Going to watch The possed today. And Chris your a great rockstar.Do you have any cd's out? You guy's are great.God bless you. If you guy's ever come to connecticut let me know. Going to purchase other films by you...........Sincerely Hugz, Donna

hi huge fan my son is autistic and loves your show hes 6. he see ghosts daily so it doesnt scare him add us again huge fan.
..............Julie Nohejl

I've been dying to watch the film heard so much about it................Margaret

The Brothers Grimm told fairy tales and it scared kids. The Brothers Booth tell real ghost stories and it scares EVERYBODY. You won't find a better paranormal documentary..........Terra King, Las Vegas Film Examiner.

I think the brothers capture the BEST evidence out of ALL of the ghost teams. The ABSOLUTE BEST HANDS DOWN! The Possessed is killer! You guys should look into selling T Shirts! I'd purchase them!............Serena


Your films are MASTERPIECES!..........John

I recorded ur this movie death tunnel; and i just have to say that it was so awesome. I love scary movies..............Bella

You guys are amazing! No wonder I keep refering to you guys!...........Jean

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that we received our copy of The Possessed and we were delighted with Rick's role in it. I think this is the best production the Booth Brothers have done. Congratulations!...........Roberta

"This is awesome, have seen Waverly and recently Children of the Grave and loved them both immensely! Add to it that I just love, love the paranormal ad your work is great. I wish I could be right there with you while doing these things for both learning more about filmmaking as well as experiencing what you guys did during the shoots. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.".....Jon

The Possessed is AWESOME!!!!!....Spirit Seekers

Thanks for the add, Loved Spooked and Children of the Grave.
Looking forward to The Possessed. I saw the trailer for it at the Indy Para Con and it looks awesome !
Keep up the GREAT work ! (Great hearing you on Darkness recently too).....Fan

Hi guys, Your documentary on the Waverly Hills was well done...Excellent from start to finish!

Since seeing this documentary, I will be taking my first ever trip to visit and stay overnight at Waverly Hills
next year (can not wait ) when they are available to start booking investigations in January 2010.
I wish I had heard about this place earlier, but better late than never, as they are booked through
the end of 2009 per their website.

I am looking forward to doing so, and thank you for opening my eyes to a place I had never heard
of until last week. Historical place most definitely! The soundtrack is amazing! Will be checking out your other DVD's as well. :) Regards and respect. ........Victoria

I watched the DVD Possessed this last weekend and must say it is a first rate documentary, a very engaging subject on Possession where once again we ask the question after death do we come back and for some other in body do we really ever leave. Production and soundtrack as in Children of the Grave and Spooked worthy of praise and along with a interesting story line will always have an audience..... Rick

The Possessed presented that so perfectly with such honor, class and
respect to the spirit world and it showed by the research you obviously put into
it and the approach you then took to film it all. That goes for keith too.
So many these days treat the spirit realm with such disgrace and indignity that
it is often quite sorrowful and painful to feel for those of us who do, the
backlash from such actions. Your films truly are incredible because they bring forth a vibrational energy that is so strong and almost hard to describe but one thing i can explain for sure is that they create a definite bridge between the spiritual realm and the living. I think Mary is truly pleased! For the vibes and the emotions that over took me while watching were first of great despair and sorrow but then as it drew to the end there was the most overwhelming sense being at peace and tranquility as if there had been a great release of emotions and facts that needed to be put forth out into the universe in order for things to be at rest. You guys couldnt have given mary a more loving and wonderful present a chance to communicate to those who will watch and listen! And so i just want to say THANK YOU for being the incredible beings that you are and for the world blessing both the living and the spiritual realm with you! Keep that passion, that fire that light shining and continue down this path for maybe not only in this world will you be blessed for it but also in the next. Namaste, Tracy

Enjoyed the movie. Highly entertaining. Great work, John

Loved the Possessed tonight.....as a "real" ghost hunter/medium, I found it interesting and informative. It was one of the first times, I have seen a program show some of the various equipment we use and explain how it works. Loved all the historic info and background.
Also loved seeing Keith Age and John Zaffis! Awesome job! Kathryn
My name is Samantha, I watched your show and loved it. The entire segment on The Children of the Grave was amazing. I was never really into the afterlife until I watched. I’m a fan and always will be. Thank you for the wonderful shows. Ill be watching, so keep them coming. ♥

I would have to say that 'The Possesed' was one of the most intriguing paranormal documentaries I have ever seen. Filled with knowledge...entertaining too. Thumbs up to the BOOTH brothers! Mandi

I just watched Possessed on SyFy. I am from Long Beach, CA and I have spent a lot of time in Sunnyside Cemetery. I never knew about Lurancy Vennum's paranormal history until I saw this show.

It is amazing, because I have heard of things happening there and surrounding that particular grave. I took photos there once alone and kept feeling that I was missing something. I walked and walked over by the Japanese graves and the weeping angel but, I still felt like I was missing something. When I left I kept hearing a girl's voice in my head saying "tell my story", but I didn't know what it could be about.

Later, one of my clients became a docent for the historical society and did an event at Sunnyside for tours. She was dressed in vintage clothes and was supposed to be one of the founders of Willmore City, which is what Long Beach was originally called. She told me that all day long she kept hearing a little girl saying "tell my story". I had never spoken to her about my experience there and I am wondering if you have heard of anyone else having a similar experience?

I very much enjoyed the film you have made with the Booths. They are very stylish and interesting and I hope you continue to produce such works.


im currently living with my wifes parents in Northern Ohio. Her parents are part of a Paranormal Society called Toledo Ohio Paranormal Society (T.O.P.S), and last night her father (one of the founders of T.O.P.S), and I had the pleasure of watching both of your shows last night. Children of the Grave and The Possessed, and i would just like to say both shows were excellent. Great history behind the locations, great evidence, footage and E.V.P's. But i would like to say that it was Children of the Grave that held my attention more, throughout the entire show both my father in law and I were scratching our heads, talking about the footage taken, the evidence, and the E.V.P's recorded. One thing both of us loved is how you explain in the show that when and if you catch something on a thermal camera, that it will be colder then the air around it, and for us both this information has been a little confusing for us in the past with T.A.P.S always saying that its cold or heat signatures. After both shows we sat around talking a few minutes afterwards of what we had seen and heard and one thing we were both kind of skeptical on was the image of all the shadow children figures on the hill, and finally at the end of the show something caught my eye that made me actually believe that this image was in fact real. I had noticed the lake/pond at the bottom of the image and if the photo was a fake, the kid's reflection would be in the water, but their reflection is not, so now i totally believe what i'm seeing in the photo.

Once again, both shows were top dog A+ documentaries in my eyes and totally blow Ghost Hunters out of the ball park. I hope to see more from your group......Marc

Finally was able to watch The Possessed! I had to work, unfortunately, when it premiered. I just wanted to drop u guys a line and tell you how impressed I was!! I just loved it!! You guys do some amazing work. It starts out drop dead interesting and ends drop dead interesting! I was glued to the tv to the last minute!!!
As awesome as the documentary is, it isn't the best I have seen. It is the 2nd best!!! ....Hehehe... know which is number one in my book? Why, *Children Of The Grave**!!! I sure hope you two have another documentary in the works!!! .... DEB

Anybody interested in the paranormal ought to consider the Booth Brothers’ portfolio. For the past several years, these flamboyant twin filmmakers (Christopher and Philip) have turned themselves into virtual paranormal archaeologists, traveling to some of America’s most distressed locations to turn over rocks that may be holding down nasty supernatural secrets for documentaries like SPOOKED and CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE. They’re at it again with THE HAUNTED BOY: THE SECRET DIARY OF THE EXORCIST, which just made its DVDebut, and they provided Fango a few exclusive images.

Author William Peter Blatty wrote his classic novel THE EXORCIST with the infamous 1949 case of “possessed” child Robbie Mannheim in mind. THE HAUNTED BOY utilizes a diary kept by Raymond J. Bishop, one of the priests who was witness to the events, like a map, as it guides the Booths (who also created the fact-based feature film DEATH TUNNEL) from relatives of the priests and Robbie—who is still alive and well—to a variety of locations, from churches to the home where the symptoms first started.

“These are the real people, telling the real stories,” Philip tells Fango of the project, which took two and a half years to complete. Adds Christopher, “We were very lucky to realize that nobody has ever gone into the real house—never mind done a paranormal investigation.”

The brothers’ previous documentary THE POSSESSED touched on Robbie’s ordeal, but the brothers decided to delve deeper with THE HAUNTED BOY. “It was just too strong a subject—we thought it would hurt THE POSSESSED and that THE POSSESSED would water down the exorcist story,” Philip explains. “We thought, ‘Let’s separate the two,’ and started getting more footage, more interviews, more research—and we said, ‘Oh my God, look at this story.’ And of course, the diary came into it.”

Forensic psychiatrist Thomas Sachy got his hands on Bishop’s journal some time ago, when it was authentically and legitimately copied for him to use as professional reference material. “Chris got access to the diary from [Sachy], who uses it as an example for basically trying to judge whether something is physically wrong in somebody’s brain, as opposed to mentally,” Philip says. “When we got a copy and read that diary, we thought, ‘This really makes the original movie with Linda Blair seem pretty tame.”

Excerpts from the diary are woven throughout the documentary, though it isn’t necessarily the primary focus. THE HAUNTED BOY features a wealth of interviews, from Ouija-board victims (yes, it’s relevant here) to priests to demonologists. There are also scenes utilizing EVP in the Alexian Bros. Hospital, where Robbie’s exorcism was completed and where the diary was originally found. Exorcism aficionados will be interested to learn that several sound clips heard in the film were pulled from an “actual exorcism audio archive,” allowing viewers to hear the cries and wails recorded during various rituals. Most upsetting is learning that some of these recordings derive from the tragic “exorcism” of Anneliese Michel, whose story inspired THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE. Christopher explains that the brothers were granted access to this material by priests, but with a stipulation attached.
“We were not to play the part where they call out the devil by name,” he says, the reasoning being that the priests believed that widely broadcasting direct attention to a force of evil was an unnecessary risk—there was no need to provide such a spirt with any form of mass acknowledgement. Philip adds, “They allowed us [access] but they begged us—‘advised’ is a better word—not to play the part where they address the demon by name. We couldn’t play that, because we felt very strongly that if we were going to put it in the show, we could use the groaning and the moaning and that guttural sound—chilling. So we just said, ‘That’s a good idea—we don’t want to put on a show that promotes evil. We just want to tell the story.’ “THE HAUNTED BOY” TO FANGORIA! By Chris Haberman.

The DVD includes behind-the-scenes material, featurettes, deleted scenes and other bonuses, and those who order the first 1,000 copies will also receive a copy of Bishop’s diary. Head to the film’s website to learn more at www.thehauntedboy.com


“While filming a haunted asylum in St. Louis, Missouri, documentary filmmakers uncover a secret diary of the infamous 1949 exorcism involving a 13 year-old boy possessed by the devil that later inspired the book and movie, ‘The Exorcist’. Utilizing hi-tech paranormal gadgetry along with a legion of supernatural experts, they search out to capture the scariest entity known to man, ‘The Unholy Ghost’. Nothing you have ever seen or heard before gets you closer to the ungodly truth of what really happened in this most terrifying, best selling story of all time! This is the untold-real story of ‘The Exorcist,’ a chronicle of true events based on the actual priest’s secret diary the world was not to see, Until Now!” – Spooked Productions

In The Haunted Boy paranormal “dream-team” filmmakers Christopher Saint Booth and Philip Adrian Booth investigate the real-life events that inspired author William Peter Blatty’s book and the wildly-popular film, “The Exorcist” and take us on a journey into a reality that is frightening yet ultimately inspiring.

The Booth Brothers can also be commended for not missing an opportunity to educate the general public about the dangers of the paranormal; the film includes footage of the brothers speaking to a classroom filled with students approximately the same age as the possessed boy when he began experimenting with the Ouija board, the singular object believed responsible for bringing about the harrowing circumstances of the Haunted Boy’s demonic possession and torment. The Booth Brothers also provide further evidence of the dangers of Quija through interviews with individuals who have experienced psychic and physical attacks – even contact with infamous serial killers! – through ignorant experimentation with the board.

The film culminates in a visit to the actual, real-life childhood home of the possessed boy – the place where it all began – and the “pay-off” is a big one! With the help of professionals such as Greg Myers and Sandra Oates of Missouri’s Paranormal Task Force, and medium Vicki Main, R.N. drawing on the help of St. Michael the Archangel, the Booths confront the demonic entities still lurking at the location. Several graphic scenes – including a demonic attack on expert Greg Myers – prove that the Booth Brothers have no fear of “pushing the envelope” when it comes to confronting true evil face-to-face.

Input from individuals such as Father Francis X. Cleary, S.J., and Father W. Faherty, S.J., witnesses to the actual 1949 exorcism, and Thomas Sachy, M.D., a Forensic Criminal Psychiatrist who specializes in the study of genuine possession, and poignant remembrances by relatives such as Eileen Dreyer, the great-niece of Fr. William Bowdern, the man who – in faith alone – faced down the Devil himself, help to round out this thrilling exploration of one of the most enduring and disturbing events in paranormal history.

One viewing of The Haunted Boy should leave no doubt in anyone’s mind that possession by demons is a very real danger to humankind. To their credit, however, the Booth Brothers choose not to allow the darkness of the subject to be all that we take away from the record of their experiences. In the end, The Haunted Boy, for all its oppressive subject-matter and disturbing evidence of the reality of hell, successfully reaffirms in the viewer a faith in the goodness of mankind, and an admiration for the faith and courage those who deal directly with the supernatural must draw on every day.

With moody music created especially for the film by Christopher Saint Booth, paranormal evidence such as real-time EVPs and camera-captures, and disturbing archival, architectural, and expert evidence, the Booth Brothers’ The Haunted Boy is a do-not-miss for Halloween and a must-own for paranormal experts and fans alike. Bravo! Highest Rated DVD to date ~ 5 skulls " A Must See!" " Do not miss this one." --HAUNTED AMERICA TOURS http://www.hauntedamericatours.com/ghosts/hauntedboy.php

For the first time ever we investigate the real Exorcist house and the infamous Haunted Boy's bedroom where this horrific possession and exorcism occurred. Finally someone has gone where I had nightmares about. That infamous movie that kept me from not sleeping for over two decades, I now know the truth. The paranormal evidence is scary but the real family is even scarier. The DVD is packed with bonus features. I was blown away, what more could you ask for. --HORROR FILM NEWS

As a journalist the facts we learn about this case is intense. The filmmakers start with an investigative look into the hidden diary of the real Exorcist and then discover the lost Exorcism Room furniture (bed, desk, cross) said to be haunted and sealed in cold storage. They didn't stop there as they tell us about the boy's bed sheets containing devil's messages. Paranormal evidence includes shadows, EVP's, hot and cold spots, light abnormalities and a cross shaped burn mark on one of the investigators. One Hell of a show. A must see for paranormal and horror fans. --MOVIES ONLINE

THE HAUNTED BOY, The Secret Diary Of The Exorcist. Based On The Real Exorcist Diary By Rev. Raymond Bishop, S.J. A new paranormal documentary film from The Booth Brothers, (Spooked, Children of the Grave, The Possessed, Death Tunnel as seen on SyFy, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures). DVD/FILM REVIEW:By Horror News Net (Bone Digger)

SYNOPSIS: Cinematography by Philip Adrian Booth. Original Score by SAINT. Written, Edited and Directed by The Booth Brothers. RT(88 minutes) Not Rated, SD/HD format, Dolby Digital, Stereo, 5.1 Surround. DVD features TBA.

Plot Outline: While filming a haunted asylum in St. Louis, Missouri, documentary filmmakers uncover a secret diary of the infamous 1949 exorcism involving a 13 year old boy possessed by the devil that later inspired the book and movie “The Exorcist”. Utilizing hi-tech paranormal gadgetry along with a legion of supernatural experts they search out to capture the scariest entity known to man, “The Unholy Ghost”. Nothing you have ever seen or heard before gets you closer to the ungodly truth of what really happened in this most terrifying, best selling story of all time! This is the untold-real story of “The Exorcist”, a chronicle of true events based on the actual priest’s secret diary the world was not to see, Until Now!

For the first time ever, investigate the real ‘Exorcist’ house and the infamous Haunted Boy’s bedroom where this horrific possession and exorcism occurred. Battle demons while exploring ancient churches and asylums with the last surviving eyewitness priests. See never-before-seen case files, historical events, paranormal evidence from world renown supernatural experts. Exclusive interviews with the actual Exorcist’s and the Haunted Boy’s blood line.

With all the creepy exorcism sensationalism going on lately, it was due time for a non fiction piece to arrive on the scene that wasn’t all B.S with cleverly edited hand held camera tricks. In fact, every time I turn on the TV, another “expert” is visiting distressed old buildings claiming to be able to capture disembodied spirits or evil entities. The thing I love about the Booth Brothers excursions is that they don’t claim to be expert ghost hunters, but they are expert filmmakers. Usually they enlist the aid of noted experts to accompany them while they shoot, educate and dig into the history or the locations they visit. It’s all done beautifully, hauntingly and usually leaves you with a sense of dread long after viewing.

This latest offering from the “spooked” team takes on a rather cautious tale of a boy who was the original inspiration for the film “The Exorcist”. A real tale that overshadows “The Last Exorcism” 10 to 1 with encounters that are truly frightening.

The coverage stems from true events, true testimonies as the team braves the eerie original locations with quite a few harrowing moments themselves. The original tale that inspired the film “the Exorcist” was actually based on a true exorcism event that occurred back in 1949. This event received further credibility when the original diary of the event was uncovered that details the frightful moments from the archives of Rev. Raymond Bishop. The DVD I received contained a printed copy of this very diary for those who want to read long after, though it’s the film itself that will send chills down your spine.

As all their previous projects, the Booth team lights up the screen with there flavorful brand of editing using graphics, staged footage and of course the on scene documentary footage that they based the whole film on. As we learn about the haunted boy who was documented as being possessed even at the level of the Roman Catholic Church, we discover a dark entity, demons and past tales that will scare the church right back into ya.

The crew visits 3 locations reported to be where the boy received exorcism treatments. St. Louis, Missouri which houses an old asylum turned into apartment buildings still to this day does not house occupants on the 5th floor as recommended by the local priests. A floor that perhaps contains some remnants of evil itself is explored with some interesting footage caught on tape. What is most frightening is the visit to the previous exorcised boys house now owned by new neighbors. The room which is in renovation proves to be a visit you soon won’t forgot. A resident ghost hunter, the film crew and a physic all visit this house and let the cameras roll. Not only is the visit frightful but the captured EVP to audio words device pulls up some pretty crazy stuff. Accompanied by a masterful “Saint” score, the material sets a pretty dark mood to latch onto.

As the film rolls on, we are told about some of the original furniture deemed haunted that was removed from the locations and sealed away in a wooden box. This box now sits within a military facility never to be opened again. I found that bit of information rather unique and concerning that so much trouble was invested into a material object to be kept under wraps and careful watch. As we learn more about the boy, it appears that every location and setting that existed is under scrutiny of bad karma that had anything to do with the reported exorcism and its surroundings. At one point, I was confused by the various locations talked about, but what I got from it was that the boy was moved around a bit.

My only real complaint was that the DVD spine was backwards on the insert, which means you have to include it upside down in your movie library. (Typical action for a subject matter involving the Devil. lol)

In summary, the rest is best kept reserved for the viewers to experience on there own and make there own assumptions. The production is well done, well shot and well scored. I couldn’t think of a more suitable film to play this Halloween

DVD/FILM REVIEW:By Horror News Net (Bone Digger) Read the full review here: http://horrornews.net/15899/film-review-the-haunted-boy-the-secret-diary-of-the-exorcist-2010/



Just finished up the haunted boy, u guys have sincerely outdone yourselves!Amazing work. my only dissapointment was when it was over! ; ) I will be watching this again and again. The music was awesome great job once again!It was beyond better than my expectations!!!! BRAVO Sarah

Got mine today... Love, love, love it.. I will be getting the diary autographed by Keith Age later this month.. Okay Philip, you and Christopher need to come to either Dallas or OK so I can get your autographs on the diary.. C'mon, guys do a small autographing tour. Teresa

I thought they did an Amazing job. Now i hope people would just wake up and see the truth, that demons are real. Capri

I just saw The Haunted Boy and just want to say, you both did an out standing job. I hope now people will wake up and see it as truth and not in fear. God bless you all in the making of the documentary.

I just finished it you all did such an amazing job ! btw you a;ll look 
awesome o9n my new 40 inch flat screen ! but it was amazing just like
your others keep up the awesome work ! it makes you think i had chills through out it. Jennifer

Very exciting day today just checked my mail and The Haunted Boy was in there cant believe it got to me in a day!!!! Thanks guys im gonna watch it right now! Sarah

Just watched my copy of "The Haunted Boy!! Excellent job!!! Kris

Best Indie filmmakers out there!! Brad

Excellent! Marlena

Bravo Booth Brothers!! I almost wished it didn't end there...but who knows what y'all have up your sleeves next : ) Really glad I made the investment! Keep on doing the Damn Thing!! Kura

All I can say, after watching The Haunted Boy is Thank You! Jennifer

Just finished the movie....wish I could be at the big screen to participate in the standing ovation that you guys are going to get on this one, bro.!!!! You guys are brilliant. I never could've expected that you guys were going to push the boundaries that you did and bring us viewers right to the edge with ya! I'm a seasoned investigator and what an Awesome ride! James

REVIEWS: What people are saying about Children Of The Grave.

"The unstoppable Booth Brothers is at it again, this time taking on the “Children of The Grave”! The first thing you’ll probably ask yourself is what makes this different than any other ghost hunter program you can turn on to watch these days? Simply, its research, coverage, background information, visual care, background scoring, discoveries from the quest and just damn creepy as hell!" HorrorNews.net

SYNOPSIS: Look dead into the eye of fear to unearth the shocking existence of ghost children! Examine real paranormal case files while exploring haunted orphanages and asylums. Uncover the dark shadows from untold stories of unmarked graves. Journey to Zombie Road and investigate the invasion of shadow children. Ghost hunt in Pythian Castle’s black mass of pain where the hunters are the hunted! Utilizing paranormal experts, the filmmakers present evidence that Ghosts Do Exist!

REVIEW:The unstoppable TwinTalk is at it again, this time taking on the “Children of The Grave”! The first thing you’ll probably ask yourself is what makes this different than any other ghost hunter program you can turn on to watch these days?

Simply, its research, coverage, background information, visual care, background scoring and discoveries from the quest.

The team sets out on a 10 day investigation across 6 states to uncover the secrets of the dead. Namely the children who speak to us from beyond. Directors Christopher Saint Booth & Philip Adrian Booth lay the ground work for this 90 minute presentation. Every documentary has a purpose and the purpose here is to uncover and report the supernatural. What we get is much more on an emotional level as the tales of abandoned orphans are told. We find that 250,000 children were orphaned with many dying off back in the early days due to neglect, starvation, and a bizarre tale of milk laced with Formaldehyde. Many state run orphanages became the haven for these unnamed lost children due to a number of circumstances but mainly abandonment. EVP recordings reveal sounds of crying babies, playgrounds and haunting voices. We hear about how out of 700 taken in, 345 would die off. Many took to the streets with little that survived. These were indeed the children of poverty who’s lives remain only as notes in archives.

While it aims at being scary, it actually ends up being very heartwarming (the first visit) due to the tales that are told. Of course the EVP recordings of screaming children and playground noise peek the curiosity. The fact that they got the evidence while only trying to get the documentary coverage is a bonus to the film. With the public fascination in ghost hunting, Children of the Grave is a treat to viewers.

Another fantastic eloquently brooding score is provided by director Christopher Saint Booth with string arrangements that sooth and send shivers at the same time.

If you thought it stopped there, there is still alot of ground to cover. The team visits namely 2 more noted sites. The 2nd is the Springfield Missouri Pythian Castle in operation from 1913 to 1942 during the nazi pow camp days. A former orphanage, it was later converted over into quarters for Military gentlemen. It of course still exists today which in 2003 it was renovated and remains a tourist attraction.

The reports dig into days of abuse and neglect on the children. So even now it houses a great deal of spiritual activity with reports of hauntings. One such haunting comes from a large former maintenance worker who is easily picked up by psychics.

Others seem to be the playful spirits of lost children. Most startling in all of the COTG visits are the number of discoveries they make with EVP’s, photography, motion detects, shadows moving, audio contact per noises and incidents which not only cover the locations but provide screen proof of activity. If you’ve watched many of these other “Ghost hunting” shows (which I’m sure you have)…really the episodes lack real evidence “most” of the time. So while its entertaining to watch folks scurry around in dark corridors on tv, it’s not believable. The team for COTG either got lucky or just invested the time needed to bring out the evidence. The results are both eerie and chilling.

The creepiest of the film is without a doubt the visit to the Miramac river forests deemed “Zombie Road”. A location that has strong evidence and reports of satanic activity, deaths, murders, and shadow people, reveals startling on-camera footage that will haunt you as much as anything you find in fiction.

With a reported 35 deaths in the area, the team investigates sections of the woods that have evidence of ghost activity. This includes strange occurrences of “shadow people” who we get to see as they are filming. Philip Adrian Booth & Christopher Saint Booth both provide the tools into making this all work. Whether it’s the editing finesse or lucid scoring, it is indeed a documentary to behold. Further kudu’s goes to the nice usage of slides, slowed footage, flashlight overlays, static segues, testimonies, B&W’s, tours, ghost hunters and a great use of camera movement that never stays still..

Forget this is a documentary, its just damn creepy as hell!

DVD Review by HorrorNews.net http://horrornews.net/14555/film-review-children-of-the-grave-2007/

Winner of Best Paranormal Documentary 2008 HAUNTED AMERICA TOURS REVIEW: Children of the Grave” is the highly-anticipated follow-up to the Booth Brothers’ 2006 documentary “Spooked: The Ghosts of Waverly Hills Sanatorium” and like its predecessor this film delivers non-stop chills from the very first frame.

Easily one of the most informative and well-researched documentaries in the “para-reality” genre, “Children of the Grave” is also something many other such films are not: genuinely sensitive to the subject matter and respectful of how it is presented.

In “Children of the Grave” the Booth Brothers have assembled a team of leading paranormal experts who together delve into the sad, disturbing history surrounding the thousands of cast-off children who once passed through the somber halls of America’s orphanages. Many of these now-desolate places were likely not much more welcoming when fully-operating generations ago. As the expert cinematography of the Booth Brothers so aptly reveals, some of the larger institutions had all the appeal of oversized mausoleums.

Cast into these grim surrogate Victorian mothers – some of which were still operational well into the 20th century – were the abandoned, the unwanted, the neglected, the abused of America’s children. Stripped of all vestiges of childhood (in many cases even their names were replaced with numbers) the children subsisted in the orphanage netherworld until they were adopted out (sometimes to even worse fates), mercifully outgrew the institutions, or, anonymous and forgotten, died.

And as the Booth Brothers show us, death is only the beginning of the story. Over a ten-day period, trekking across six states, the Booth Brothers and their team of experts conduct on-site investigations of some of the most notorious orphanages in the Midwestern United States, at least one of which – Pythian Castle – is preserved in good condition.

The viewer watches as each layer of the story of these ill-treated and once-forgotten orphans unfolds through narration and visual imagery that only heightens the tension. The sites are creepy enough on their own, but as the evidence of documented paranormal activity begins to mount, the viewer is transfixed and it becomes immediately obvious that this documentary will merit a second and even a third viewing to absorb everything that is presented.

In two instances – the first being the team’s investigation of the Pythian Castle tunnels and the second being the hunt conducted on demon-haunted Zombie Road – every concept of reality, of what is real and genuine, is challenged by the camera’s unaltered images. The stark reminders of the unseen all around us that are delivered in these segments will thrill “believers” and could give the staunchest skeptic pause.

The paranormal experts chosen by the Booth Brothers each lend a particular focus to the investigation and the film. Authorities such as John Zaffis, Troy Taylor and Rosemary Ellen Guiley anchor the investigation with important facts concerning the nature of hauntings by children; the team in the field, led by Keith Age, Greg Myers and the Booth Brothers themselves, backs up this insight with haunting video and EVP (electronic voice phenomena) captures.

In the end, however, more than attempting to convince us that the ghosts we see are real or that paranormal events can be documented, the Booth Brothers accomplish their true purpose and that is to strip the forgotten children of the grave of their anonymity, to put faces and stories with the numbers etched on tombstones in desolate, lonely cemeteries, and to make them memorable in death so that in a small way they can never be forgotten again.

View this documentary. It is a stunning piece of work....Winner of Best Paranormal Documentary 2008 HAUNTED AMERICA TOURS REVIEW: