Ravenswood is an Australian horror movie released on January 7, 2017, and is available on iTunes and Redbox. The film stars Adam Horner, Madeline Marie Dona, Shane Savage, Isabel Dickson and Jock Campbell, and directed and written by Jon Cohen. The film was produced by Ignite Pictures, the sister company of Australian talent agency Ignite Elite Artists, owned by the film's executive producer Michelle Horner, and also by Uncork'd Entertainment, Ravenswood Films and Becker Entertainment. Most of the film's cast were represented by the talent agency Ignite Elite Artists, with the film's main male star, Adam Horner, the agency CEO's son.
A crowd-funding campaign was launched on Indiegogo to raise funds to finish off the film's post-production asking for $13,000, however the campaign was only able to raise $2,510.
"When American tourists Sofia, Carl, Michael and Belle come to Australia, they are looking forward to the traditional Aussie experience - surf, sand, and sun. But when they decide to go on a ghost tour at former psychiatric hospital Ravenswood, set deep in the Australian countryside, they are going to get much more than they bargained for. When the guys get trapped in the haunted building by the evil ghost of the Doctor, they do a séance to talk to the spirits to let them free. But they release the ghost of the doctor's last victim, and she possesses Sofia. She begs the others to protect her from the doctor. But as the doctor starts killing them to get to Sofia, they must fight for their lives against a brutal enemy hell bent on their destruction. But they never knew who the real enemy was until it was too late." - From IMDb.
Why It Sucks
- Unoriginal plot for a horror film.
- Terrible US accents by Australian actors.
- Terrible acting.
- The "horror" scenes were boring.
- Lackluster special effects.
- Brief sex scenes with no nudity.
- Unoriginal title which has been used for horror premises in the past.
- It was produced solely to promote the talent agency which owned the film's production company and the agency CEO's son.
- The film's poster says it's "Based on terrifying true events" which is hard to believe when it involves spirits possessing other people's bodies and killing everyone.
The film has received mostly negative reviews.
Website filmink.com said "It is at times quite painful – a situation only exacerbated by shackling the Australian cast to faux-American accents, a decision probably made to broaden the international appeal, but which merely grates to a domestic ear."Link
- #Captured, another awful movie by Ignite Pictures