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by Michelle Karman
(Winston Salem, NC USA)

Michelle Karman

Michelle Karman

Alicen Wyatt is depressed, disappointed, and dejected. She's just lost her best friend to suicide, her job, and is about to lose the car of her dreams. Enter housemate Jeri Smythe, who advises Alicen to work a 'spell of success'. They get Alicen's fiance Tanner to help, and perform a ritual in the backyard one night. Tanner laughs it off, he doesn't believe in magick - with a 'k' of course - but the women truly want it to work.

A few days later, money mysteriously appears in Alicen's checking account, her car note is paid up for a year, and several checks for a couple thousand dollars each appear in the mail. Then the odd noises begin - rappings, whispers, scratching. A dark figure is viewed in the mirror. Then it shows its true ugly nature - a third hierarchy demon demanding bloodwit. Alicen and Jeri contact a parapsychologist, Dr. Wilhelm, who along with his assistant, clairvoyant trance medium Bridget Horne, comes in to get a 'feel' and do a house cleansing once he determines that the house is actually infested with demons. The cleansing backfires, and the demon attacks the doctor and his assistant.

After this, it puts Jeri and Alicen under siege until the night when it attacks just before Tanner arrives with Dr. Wilhelm and Bridget to attempt another house cleansing. The demon keeps them at bay until it extracts its payment in the form of Alicen's soul.

This film will be shot POV (Point of View) style and is an improvisation, not dependent upon a full script. Part of the story is told during interviews with the four survivors by a ruthless investigative journalist who smells big money to be made from this tragic story.

It is fully cast, the crew is in place, and a small part of the funding has been raised by the producer herself. The film can be shot for less than $10,000. We are offering Executive Producer credits plus DVD copies of the film when finished. We will enter the film in appropriate film festivals and seek distribution as well. Sanguinary Visions has been in business since 2006. Visit my website: www (dot) michellekarman.com.

Contact Michelle Karman: films (at) michellekarman.com

Submitted Mon Jan 24 21:26:42 2011 EST

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Great mystery thriller
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