Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Castle Project: Colorado's Haunted Mansion - DVD Review

I received DVD for review from Cinema Libre Studio.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Synopsis:

The Castle Project: Colorado's Haunted Mansion is a gripping feature length documentary exploring the hauntings, history and renovation of the historic Croke Patterson Mansion in Denver, Colorado. The castle’s 120 year history and folklore is filled with tragedy, suicides and stories of guard dogs jumping out of third floor windows to escape what could be a demonic presence. There have been an uncanny number of deaths in the house over the years including a documented suicide. Not only is it believed to be haunted but also said to be one of the best locations in the U.S. for paranormal encounters. The daunting exterior has propagated folklore with stories about a satanic caretaker, a buried baby, and spirits that keep the building from being inhabited. As Brian and his team tackle the intimidating task of renovating the historic mansion, the workers begin to report supernatural occurrences, from sightings of apparitions, whispering voices and peculiar odors. When members of the team start to fall ill, and an unexplained fire threatens the projects completion, Brian begins to question the true nature of the castle and the meaning behind these strange events. Brian turns to the most famous poet in history for answers, Dante Alighieri and Dante's Inferno. What he uncovers is unexpected and may hold the answer to the one question that we all are seeking.
My Review:

I like to watch horror movies and scary documentaries, especially this time of year.  There's something about watching them in the month of October that gets you hyped for Halloween.

I popped in this DVD with excitement that I'd be watching a documentary about a team that discovers strange an unusual events, paired with things that go bump in the night. Although those things did happen, it wasn't quite to my expectations. The Castle Project: Colorado's Haunted Mansion is an interesting documentary on the history of the mansion and previous owners. Listening to people talk about the past and seeing the mansion itself was captivating. On the other hand, I was let down on the storytelling and visuals of the haunted aspect of the mansion. I didn't expect to see full-blown ghost sightings, but a lot of what the narrators told wasn't backed up by visuals.

4 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I have to get my hands on a copy of this. I love anything about paranormal things, so I definitely want to see this.

Dianna said...

sounds interesting-- my favorite time to watch and read paranormal things is all year long -- I'm hooked--lol--I'd love to see this one too--thanks

Theresa said...

I like to watch dvd's like this at this time of year too. Sorry this one was disappointing though!

VickeC said...

not my cup of tea,but my grown kids love watching this type of movie an book