Caught on Film: An American Nightmare

| October 20, 2013

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Caught on Film: An American Nightmare

Still reeling from the loss of his fiancée, promising young filmmaker Jack Festerone convinces his childhood friend Shawn Dalton to invest in an old mansion with a gruesome past, hoping to distract himself with a new project: Jack aspires to compose the best haunted house script of all time. Ever-ready to ride his talented friend’s coattails, trustfund baby Shawn also sees an opportunity for some great partying and an ‘epic’ reality show. But after they make the cross-country trip to the Ross Estate, and see its strange effects on all who reside there, the ambitious duo begin to question everything, including each other. Will they realize their Hollywood dream – or will they find themselves blinded by the glare of the camera’s lens?

Caught On Film is written in the tradition of the American haunted house novel, like Jackson’s Haunting of Hill House, Matheson’s Hell House, and of course King’s The Shining. As a debut author, Otto does not claim to rival these giants; he humbly offers a modern take on the genre.

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