The newly-release Hotel Dunsmuir has been a hit for audiences this Halloween season, receiving positive reviews and earning Michael Zaiko Hall the best director award at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival. The movie is about a haunted experience at a hotel in Dunsmuir, California, and when it came to shooting the film, life imitated art.
Jet Jandreau, who stars in the horror flick, found a beautiful experience during her time filming in Northern California. The historic town of Dunsmuir enchanted the actress, even inspiring her to move there in the time since the filming ended. But she’ll admit there’s something spooky in the town after she and the crew witnessed real-life paranormal experiences in the Dunsmuir Hotel while staying there.
According to Jandreau, one night while staying in the historic hotel she removed all the throw pillows from the bed and fell asleep. When she awoke, some of the pillows were back on the bed. She wasn’t the only person to experience a haunting experience.
Director Michael Zaiko Hall awoke one night to find his faucet going full blast. The makeup artist kept hearing knocking on her hotel room door, but found no one there, something that was actually in the movie script.
The crews’ experiences have added to the allure of the low-budget film, which has been a fun way for NorCal locals to celebrate Halloween. It turns out the town provided the perfect venue for a scary movie.
Hotel Dunsmuir is available to rent or buy on iTunes, InDemand (Spectrum & Cox), Vudu/Fandango, Vubiquity, Dish, Microsoft Store/Xbox, Google Play, DirecTV, Redbox, Amazon.
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