Trailer: Paranormal Diaries (2012)

Posted in Articles, Trailers by - August 20, 2012
Trailer: Paranormal Diaries (2012)

Paranormal Diaries comes from the team behind the successful Zombie Diaries films.

Kevin Gates and Michael Bartlet combine cinema verite and straight up documentary into pure horror, blending together real life urban legend and mysteries and fictional found footage film.

The idea sounds like Paranormal Activity meets Blair Witch Project and looks promising. The found footage style horror film has been mined pretty extensively over the past few years since Paranormal Activity made the scene. But it is a style that has a lot of life in it and is perfect for low budget cinema.

The most creative of modern film makers are able to make the most of this potent combination. It looks like Gates and Bartlet are on to something with Paranormal Diaries.

Check out the plot outline from Facebook and the trailer below and let us know what you think.

In March 1963, a Black Mass was held in the ruined church at Clophill, Bedfordshire by a coven of dark witches. Tombs were looted, animals sacrificed and human bones arranged during a macabre ceremony. Further defilements continued at Clophill in the following years and disturbing sightings of paranormal activity have been witnessed at the isolated ruin ever since.

50 years on from the original
incident, the events at Clophill have remained etched on the psyches of the local populace and for the first time, a documentary team was assembled to investigate the legend of the witches and to uncover the truth behind the paranormal events.

What followed during that long weekend was a terrifying journey into the unknown.


This post was written by Doc Rotten
Doc Rotten is a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and podcast host for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, Decades of Horror 1980s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast, Hannibal Fan Podcast and The Future of Horror. He was also co-host Dracula on TV TALK and was a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. He is also a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist.