The Sick truth behind the Death Tunnel Movie

The Sick truth behind the Death Tunnel Movie
Posted By : Meh, Wednesday Dec,31, Via: Source
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THE SICK TRUTH One of the greatest things about Death Tunnel, was not only how the filmmakers utilized the true history of, Waverly Hills Sanatorium, but also how this monster of a building impacted the crews lives during the shoot. For co-producer and writer, Shane Dax Taylor, being a native of Kentucky and growing up entranced by the Waverly Hills mythology, was the catalyst of inspiration that compelled him to collaborate with the Booth Bros. and write a story featuring this haunted hospital.
Utilizing medical history of the disease called the white plague and it’s infected, the filmmakers wrapped a contemporary truth or scare tale around the bizarre experiments, the deaths, the paranormal sightings of the dead and most importantly, the intense FEAR factor that this twisted infirmary generates.

After feeling the chilling presence of shooting inside Waverly Hills Sanatorium, the producers opted out of returning to Los Angeles to finish production. Instead they had the cast and crew remain at this 80-year-old decaying structure to truly complete this horror epic. The ultimate creepy finale, they set up cameras and filmed in the real Death Tunnel.

The climactic scene of the film takes the audience into a 500 ft. tunnel running below the hospital. It was called a "body chute." Tens of thousands of patients died at Waverly Hills, as their diseased bodies secretly were hoisted down this tunnel and then loaded onto a train. This was done so that the constant sight of dead patients exiting the hospital would not diminish the hope of the other patients still desperately trying to stay alive. It was essential to the filmmakers that the true history of Waverly Hills be remembered as well through this frightening horror film.

While shooting on location in the scary Kentucky Sanatorium, the film evolved into something much more startling than originally conceived. They recorded actual poltergeist (EVP’s) and were also able to capture shadowy figures and menacing
faces of the past.

Having just finished watching White Noise I have to say I can not wait to watch this creepy movie. Stay tuned for more as we get ready to interview the team behind this great upcoming flick!


SPAIN-Paramount Pictures-Box Art

SPAIN BOX LAYOUT-Released 12/28/05

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment News

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced and released artwork for Death Tunnel, which stars Steffany Huckaby, Annie Burgstede and Jason Lasater. Based on the true story of a Kentucky hospital where 63,000 people died, Death Tunnel follows a group of five college girls who have to spend a night in the haunted sanatorium. As the students, one by one, become victims of its tragic history, they soon uncover a shocking link they all may have to its past - a five hundred foot, underground body chute built to remove the dead bodies of its patients. The disc will be available to own from the 28th February, priced at around $24.96. The film itself will be presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, along with an English Dolby Digital 5.1 track.


Death Tunnel sees DVD Light in February

Death Tunnel sees DVD Light in February
Posted By : deadmanwalkin, Tuesday Dec,20, Via: Source
Filed Under : Death Tunnel, Horror DVD,

DEATH TUNNEL by Philip Adrian Booth, is a film that I have been anxiously waiting to see (as I'm sure many of you HM readers are too). Well, the wait is over.. because this screamfest has finally recieved a DVD release date.

Fangoria has learned that Sony Home Pictures Entertainment has slated February 28, 2006 as the DVD release date for this movie. As of yet, no DVD specs/extras are known, but once they are, we'll be sure to have them.

For those who may not be familar with DEATH TUNNEL, (I say you need to quick) you can check out all the news for the film here, as well as the official site here.

An upscale college initiation party strands five girls in the "Scariest Place in the World". Within the five floors of an abandoned hospital built in 1910, haunted by five ghosts of it's tortured past.

As the girls, one by one become victims of it's tragic history, they soon uncover a shocking link they all may have to it's past. A 500 foot underground body chute, built to remove the dead bodies of it's patients.

With each door opens up a new terror, and each corridor leads to unimaginable horror, the only way out is through the Death Tunnel


Death Tunnel Film Festival Highlights


A Quiet Love (Ale/Ger) by Till Franzen
Animal (Por, Fra) by Roselyne Bosch
Coisa Ruim (Por) by Tiago Guebys, Frebyrido Serra
Cruel World (EUA/USA) by Kelsey T. Howard
Dead Meat (Irl) by Conor McMaho
Death Tunnel (EUA/USA) by Philip Adrian Booth
F.A.Q. (Esp/Spain) by Carlos Atanes
Frostbiten (Sue/Swe) by Anbyrs Banke
Johanna (Hun) by Kornél Mundruczó
Lie Still (GB/UK) by Sean Hogan
One Missed Call 2 (Jap) by Renpei Tsukamoto
Saints-Martyrs-bys-Damnés (Can) by Robin Auber
Spirit Trap (GB/UK) by David Smith
The Other Half (GB/UK) by Marlowe Fawcett, Richard Nockles
Um Lobisomem na Amazónia (Bra) by Ivan Cardoso
Zulo (Esp/Spain) by Carlos Martin Ferrera


Arrow presents the DEATH GIRLS

Arrow's full spread!The Five Girls