Written by: Michael Den Boer on July 15th, 2012
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 2012
Production Company: Big Biting Pig Productions
Approximate running time: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Director: Steve Hudgins
Writer: Steve Hudgins
Cinematographer: Steve Hudgins
Cast: Steve Hudgins, P.J. Woodside, Jessica Dockrey, Nick Faust, Michael Coon, Jessica Reynolds, Terry Sidell, Grey Hurt, Scott Cummings, Aaron Frasier, Bret Hopkins
Synopsis: A reality show that explores the phenomena of paranormal activity finds itself on the verge of being cancelled. If the show has any hope of surviving its impending cancellation. It will need to find a story that grips its audience and restores credibility in the show. Fortunately for the show fate would intervene and lay in their laps a story that appears to good to be true.
Spirit Stalkers marks my sixth foray into the cinematic universe of Big Biting Pig Productions. And though this film, like their previous five are rooted in the Horror genre. There is a uniqueness to each of these films, that elevate them beyond your run of the mill Horror films.
Where past Big Biting Pig Productions have explored, psychopaths, zombies, possessed dolls and mythical monsters. This time around the subject matter is firmly entrenched in the world of the supernatural. With that being said, there is so much more to this film then ‘Things that go bump in the night’. In fact, there are a handful of gory moments that reinforce that this film is not your garden variety ghost story.
Being that this film revolves around a reality television crew their exploits. It should not come as a surprise that the look of the film has a documentary look to it. In other areas of the production, the film’s opening act has a few moments that tend to drag. Besides this minor quibble, pacing is never really an issue as the film does a great job moving from each new revelation to the next. And without trying to give away to much. Let’s just say that there are many twists and turns along the way.
The DVD release for Spirit Stalkers comes with a anamorphic widescreen transfer and extras include trailers, bloopers, deleted scenes and a audio commentary screenwriter / actor / director Steve Hudgins and producer / actress P.J. Woodside. You can purchase the DVD from Big Biting Pig Productions website which can be found here.