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    Posted March 21, 2010 by
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    “Montgomery House: The Perfect Haunting” Hits Big with True Story


    The public’s apatite for paranormal films and TV programming is getting larger, and more demanding, every quarter. From Discovery Channel’s scientific Ghost Lab to Travel Channel’s hunky Ghost Adventures, there’s a paranormal TV show for everyone. Films such as Paramount’s Paranormal Activity are top-grossing earners at the box office, even though they are fiction.

    Though the public hungers for paranormal phenomenon, programs featuring genuine paranormal activity are hard to come by. And, if viewers in the USA are searching for paranormal programming anchored by a female lead or host, they won’t find it at all. That is, until Montgomery House: The Perfect Haunting arrived on the screen, written, directed and produced by Psychic and Medium Danielle Egnew, who also starred in this two and a half hour feature film documentary about Montgomery House Bed and Breakfast in Kalama, WA, a location never before investigated prior to Danielle Egnew’s wave-making film.

    Hollywood Today comments on how Danielle Egnew “stuns audiences by crossing dreadful into reality with this evidence-packed and history-drenched disturbing true story which documents of one of America’s most tortured haunted locations…” an observation which appears to be echoed by many media outlets, and audience members.

    The raw nerve with audiences is the fact that Montgomery House: The Perfect Haunting, unlike its big-screen fictional counterpart Paranormal Activity, is a true story, rich with startling paranormal evidence, from many frightening disembodied voices delivering clear and eerie messages to on-camera documentation of what appears to be a non-human creature, lurking in a dark attic. The film meticulously slows down, numbering frame per frame, so viewers can easily see the skulking creature.

    First time director Danielle Egnew appeals to audience’s deepest fears with Montgomery House: The Perfect Haunting, sculpting the documentary to unfold like a nail-biting thriller. The film follows Psychic Egnew as she uncovers a dark history of the land and property itself that makes up what is now currently the Montgomery House Bed and Breakfast. Featured are artfully cut interviews with the home owners, local townspeople, the town historian, former bed and breakfast guests, a Psychologist, healers and representatives of different religions, and Native American leaders, including an interview with the Cowlitz Indian Chief himself, along with a paranormal investigation team who scours the property and turns up plenty of paranormal evidence while on-camera.

    What sets this film apart is not only the disproportionately large amount of non-stop real-life paranormal phenomenon, which saturates the entire second half of the film, but Danielle Egnew’s almost surgical approach to historical, educational, and scientific detail, uncovering some truly horrific aspects of Montgomery House’s past and weaving it towards an ending that focuses on a Cowlitz Indian funeral ritual, the only of it’s kind to ever be filmed. For Psychic fans, Danielle Egnew’s spiritual gifts tastefully come into play all throughout the film.

    Montgomery House: The Perfect Haunting (Ave Vox Entertainment 2010) is available on DVD and contains over twenty minutes of bonus materials. The DVD is available through the film’s website at http://www.montgomeryhousehaunting.com .

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