Thursday, February 28, 2013

Shadow People Coming March 19th

All through college...and well..most of my life, I had horrible insomnia. The one thing I had in common with most fellow insomniacs I trusted enough to confide in were the Shadow People. I'd be driving home from some place and nodding off badly and every time I'd snap up out of it, I'd see these shapes on the side of the road...some appearing to throw things at the car...some actually appearing in front of the car. How I survived all those years is a mystery and my life is generally so odd, I don't give the possible hallucination of shadow people or even the corroboration of a handful of friends who noted they've seen these things too, a second thought...but apparently, someone out there has.

They are known by many names in many cultures. In Persia they are called “Bakhtak.” In Japan, they are the “Kanashibari.” In Mexico they’re called the “Subirse el Muerto” and the “Suk Ninmyo” in New Guinea. In America, they are known as “Shadow People.” They are very real, yet no one who has seen them have lived to describe them. Are you willing to believe? Victims report waking from sleep to find themselves paralyzed, a noise buzzing in their head, while a shadowy figure stands watches them, or sometimes even climbs onto their bed. The sightings are widespread around the globe for centuries, but many are afraid to talk about their encounters. According to experts, these appearances may be tied to a medical mystery of unexplained nocturnal deaths.

Anchor Bay Films presents the March 19th Blu-ray™ and DVD release of the supernatural thriller, Shadow People. Starring Dallas Roberts (“The Walking Dead,” The Grey, “Rubicon”), Alison Eastwood (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Tightrope), Anne Dudek (“Mad Men,” White Chicks, 10 Items or Less), and Mattie Liptak (Quarantine 2, The Candy Shop), Shadow People promises an unforgettable glimpse into a netherworld perhaps too perilously close to ours! SRP is $24.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $22.98 for the DVD, with pre-book on February 19. 

You had us at Dallas Roberts, one of our favorite people on the planet. ROLL THAT TRAILER!!

Shadow People is based on a true story about small town radio personality Charlie Crowe (Roberts)  who unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings. These “Shadow People” were the cause of hundreds of unexplained deaths.  He encounters CDC Epidemic Intelligence Agent Sophie Lancombe (Eastwood), whose investigations entwine her with Charlie’s own discoveries leading them both into a dark world and a decades old cover-up.

The film explores the actual historical evidence of SUNDS and the real phenomenon of an inverse placebo effect, where the mind can actually kill the body through false belief. The film is backed up by real archival footage of a suspected outbreak of SUNDS, which occurred in rural Kentucky, and takes the found footage genre to a new level by intercutting the story with the actual interviews of the real-life participants, local news footage and radio clips from the event.

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