Monday, November 21, 2016

Villisca Axe Murder House Goes to the Big Screen

We've had numerous films about the Amityville Horror House, movies about Ed and Lorraine Warren's cases and even films about haunted dolls such as Annabelle and Robert. Now, another famous paranormal hotspot is getting the horror movie treatment.

The Villisca Axe Murder House.

On a quiet night in June 1912, in the small town of Villisca, Iowa, eight people were brutally murdered in their beds. The vicious crime was committed with an axe and since that time, the home has been known as the Villisca Axe Murder House. It's become a popular stop for ghost hunting teams and investigators as well as those interested in true crime stories.

The shocking murders were all the more disturbing because six of the victims were children. To this day, the case remains unsolved and the home has a reputation for a wide range of paranormal activity. Many investigators believe there is evidence that the spirits of at least some of the children remain in the home.

Now, director Tony E. Valenzuela has announced "The Axe Murders of Villisca." According to an official press release:

"The film follows the present day story of three troubled teens who decide to break in and spend the night at the house, forever changing who they are and what is known about the original murders."

From the scant information, it sounds like another entry in the "found footage" genre. No official release date has been announced for the film.

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