VCI Entertainment has tabbed Sept. 3 as the DVD release date for director Steve Gibson’s clever reality meets horror film, The Feed.
You’ve seen the likes of them on cable television. Reality shows that showcase ghost hunters and paranormal investigators exploring haunted houses, the Paris underground, spooky forests and all manner of places and things.
That’s we have with “Ghost Chasers, a wildly-popular TV show that plans to kick off its latest season of chills and thrills with a live broadcast from the Brenway Movie Theatre, a place that has had its share of supernatural experiences.
Gibson takes the approach of having us watch the show as it unfolds — fake reality blended with reality. We get a look back at the checkered history of tonight’s location, the Brenway, including interviews with former patrons and even a commercial break (yup, that’s Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman in a cameo as a TV huckster).
Once the intro is accomplished our merry band of ghost hunters begin exploring the old theatre and all of its peculiar nooks and crannies … nothing, nada, zilch. Oh boy, this broadcast is going to be a major embarrassment; a disaster.
But as genre fans we know that filmmaker Steve Gibson wouldn’t go through all of those efforts in setting the tone — and doing a damn good job with the parodying of the whole reality TV genre (oh, so serious) — to leave us flat. Just when he has the anticipation built up to that of a cheap over-wound watch, he lets it rip with the discovery of the real deal!
Bonus features include two separate commentary options — one with Gibson and producer Jessica Paquin and the second featuring the cast — a featurette on the set decoration of the actual theatre (Campus Theatre in Lewisburg, PA), plus several additional featurettes that explore the makeup and behind-the-scenes and Gibson’s short film, “The Gold Bug.”
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