Monday, August 29, 2011

Urban legends are real on Munger Road

Everyone likes a good ghost story right? Well, we do here in The Basement. And many good ghost stories end up as urban legends.

The new indie horror flick Munger Road plays off an urban legend from Illinois. A bit of journalistic reseach (thank you, Google) helped me come up with the following Munger Road tidbit: years ago a school bus filled with children stalled at a railway crossing on Munger Road. Sadly, a train slammed into the bus, killing everyone on board.

According to the legend, if someone dusts powder on a vehicle's back window, stops on the same set of tracks and shifts into neutral, hands will appear on the window as if the spirits of the dead are trying to push the vehicle off of the tracks.

The movie, due in theatres Sept. 30, is directed by Nicholas Smith and stars Bruce Davison, Randall Batinkoff, Trevor Morgan, Brooke Peoples, Hallock Beals and Lauren Storm. The plot involves two police officers pursuing a killer on the same night four teenagers disappear while investigating the legend of Munger Road.

Hopefully the story is more supernatural than slasher, but a combination of the two would be nice. The trailer below is slick if not unspectacular. However, you just know this will find its way onto the show one day. 

Until then, check out the trailer below:

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