Fans of the Booth brother's are in for a treat, and luckily they pour their passion into the paranormal genre because Soul Catcher, their latest film, will take you on a wild spiritual ride. Soul Catcher starts out in the Mojave desert where they get into a 1939 German spy plane and fly across the desert to land in the lake beds to look for the medicine wheel, which they do find. The film deals with the haunting of the earth and they pulled EVP's from the ground in several locations. They stopped in El Reno, Oklahoma and filmed the Indian boarding schools that are haunted by the spirits of Indian children and elementals outside, animalistic, the one's with green eyes and growling, shadows 20 feet high, skinwalkers, shapeshifters and the legend of deer women. The Native American interviews will describe the real tragedies which encompass the school house haunting as well as the legends that the Indians believe and the ones that are made up to protect their tribes from other tribes and cowboys. Interesting EVP's from the schools will be played and those EVPs are not in English. --Spooked TV Media
Soul Catcher, Trail of Fears. Once again revolving around children, Native American children, who were taken from their parents and put into 'boarding schools'. Their parents were told they would be taught to read and write...would be educated. However, the children were instead made to 'unlearn' what they had spent their young lives learning. Their heritage, their spiritual ceremonies and even their native language. No telling how many children died and were buried in graves that were either barely marked or unmarked completely. The situation was a perfect storm for paranormal activity. As the hunters who go through the buildings, both actual and similar, EVPs are caught and little spirit children are seen. Paranormal investigator Keith Age, who works with the Booths often is joined by a Native American hunter called Spiritchaser Anita. Many Native American elders were interviewed and virtually all told tales of the schools and the spirits. One particular man was overcome by emotion as he told of how he was taken to the school and had his hair cut by force. Many tribes of Native Americans considered long hair to be a sign of being older and wiser in men. In women, long hair was considered desirable by most members of these tribes. Forcing a tribe member to cut their hair is comparable to taking their identity. As with all of the Booth's previous paranormal docs, history is researched and revealed during recreations on screen.The Booth Brothers are brilliant filmmakers, they direct/write/produce and edit. They also do the original music for their films available on iTunes --Terra King Las Vegas Film Examiner
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Other Booth Brothers films include, The Haunted Boy, Death Tunnel, DarkPlace, The Possessed, Spooked, The Ghosts of Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Children of the Grave as seen on SyFy and Sony Pictures.
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As for the movie itself, it's heart-wrenching and truly awakening on part of the Native American history. They walk you around the boarding school to see where children lived/housed and were schooled into becoming "white man".
Having Sioux Indian in my blood, it was very upsetting to be reminded of the haircutting, and know it to be true. I was told by an Indian Chief long ago and my great grandfather, that the 'white man made them cut their hair... and take pictures.. and if you didn't, they'd hold you down and do it, threaten you, even kill things you loved." and as I was told by my great grandmother while I was growing up, "our hair is to be treated as part of our soul and it's our strength. You honor it by taking care of it because it will take care of you." Taking pictures; they believed it took part of their soul. I turned my great grandmother around on that, somewhat, but not so much for my great grandfather; he'd have nothing to do with it and would do nothing but shake his finger at me, warn me and try to take my camera away to break it. Maybe that's why I act like I have no soul. ...joking. That part was a joke. calm down.
Loved the movie guys.. just fix the guy breathing into his mic.
It was drawn out in parts - more focused on the background music score (which after the first two times hearing it got old real fast). The flow of the 'documentary' was not concise. They repeat scenes multiple times. Apparently in effort to make the video longer or something. They didn't back up the guest psychic lady's interpretations during the 'investigation'- leaving only her word as to what was going on. The camera operator would not stop zooming in and out (especially during the interview in the 'special features' portion). It was like a child operating it or someone on some serious dope. I was left wanting and felt as if this was made by an understudy of the brothers or something along those lines. Amateurs have done far better films than this one. What happened guys?
I am disappointed in this - where it could have gone it didn't. What it should have exposed wasn't conveyed properly. This had so much more potential to it and instead of opening peoples' eyes to the terrible reality of the subject (like for instance in Children of the Grave) I actually found my eyes closing.
See it for yourself but I cannot say I recommend it. I certainly don't think anyone should pay more than $10.
Horrible how our American Native Indian people are treated, back then and today. They are amazing people.
Respect and gratitude.