LOCATION: New England Institute of Technology
Media Presentation Theater
One New England Tech Blvd.
East Greenwich, RI
SPECIAL GUESTS: Christopher Rondina, storyteller and author of Vampires of New England.
Historical Haunts LLC is a film production company with a passion for history, the macabre and modern storytelling. They produce films based on real characters and places from American folklore interwoven with supernatural elements. Currently focused on New England based legends, their films are distributed at select events and on Amazon.com. Each fall, Historical Haunts celebrates New England Horror folklore with a series of film screenings throughout New England.
Additional information: Vampires of New England was originally titled The Tillinghast Nightmare.
Documentary trailer: http://histhaunts.com/VAMPS_OF_NE.html
On-line Press Kit for film and dacre stoker presentation: http://histhaunts.com/PRESS_KIT.html
More photos and artwork available upon request
EXHIBITION: We were part of an exhibition on Vampires, The Blood is the Life, at the Everthart Museum in Scranton PA http://everhart-museum.org/exhibitions/past-exhibitions-2/2013-exhibitions/ . The exhibition had about 6,000 visitors. It won a special achievement award from PA museums http://www.pamuseums.org/pa-museums-2014-special-achievement-awards“The Tillinghast Nightmare trailer Historical Haunts put together for our exhibit THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE on vampires in art and nature perfectly illustrated the narrative of how diseases were often woven together with the causes of vampire epidemics in history. The focus of the film on the American experience of vampires highlighted an overlooked, and seldom-thought-of, social history detail that greatly informs how people look at disease and epidemics, as well as monsters, today.” ~ Nezka Pfeifer, Curator, The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art, Scranton, PA.
Background on Topic of Vampires in New England : http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-great-new-england-vampire-panic-36482878/?no-ist Note: All the individuals that are quoted in the article speak on-camera in Vampires of New England