HAUNTED – Jon Paul Gates Interview

Can you tell us what Haunted is all about?JON-PAUL GATES
A PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION TEAM FIND TO THEIR COST THAT A LOCAL
RAILWAY MUSEUM IS INDEED ‘HAUNTED’!

Now after researching the film there was an unusual event where an
actual ghostly appiration appeared on camera totally unscripted and
unrelated to the film, could you describe what happened there?
I DIDN’T ACTUALLY SEE IT BUT ONE OF THE CREW SCREAMED AND
NEXT MINUTE I WAS ASKED AS THE MEDIUM TO CALM HIM DOWN! HE REALLY
THOUGHT HE WAS BEING POSSSESSSED AND ASKED IF I WOULD PERFORM  AN
‘EXORCISM’!

The film has a very raw blair witch feel to it, with the film being
shot from a camera point perspective what films inspired you to make
Haunted as it seems to have nods to the odd few here and there
throughout the film?

I WORKED WITH THE DIRECTOR BEFORE AND I LOVED THE
IMPROVISATIONAL FEEL TO IT.

What has been the response from the people who have seen the film so far?
IT’S AMAZING HOW THE FILM REKINDLES PEOPLE’S MEMORIES OF GHOSTLY
EXPERIENCES AND ENHANCES THEIR VIEW THAT THEIR IS INDDED AN
AFTER-LIFE.

Do you feel as though independent horror is rising into a class of its
own especially with great projects like Haunted out there?
PROBABLY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL INDEPENDENT FILM GENRE IS HORROR.
BECAUSE OF THE CONTENT & GORE YOU DON’T NEED BIG NAME TOP TALENT TO
MAKE MONEY.

Regards,
JON-PAUL GATES