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Bridey Elliott directs her real life family (Chris, Abby, and Paula Elliott) in her first feature film. There will be vodka and ghosts.
Bridey Elliott directs her real life family (Chris, Abby, and Paula Elliott) in her first feature film. There will be vodka and ghosts.
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Week Three Update: Some Movies to Watch

Posted by Sarah Winshall (Creator)
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It's been a big week! We passed $20k in backing and with only 1 week, this home stretch is very exciting, nerve Wracking even. If you have any tricks up your sleeve, now is the time to unleash them! THE CLOCK IS TICKING!

This close to the end, it's a great time to cozy up with a good movie and crossed fingers. Why not check out some films that have inspired Clara's Ghost?

Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) tells the story of Jessica and Duncan, a couple of city dwellers who drop out and move to Connecticut as Jessica recovers from a stint in a mental hospital. Without saying too much, it's safe to assume their new life isn't without supernatural threats. Shot in Old Saybrook, CT (just one town over from Old Lyme), the film takes place in several notable locations in the region, primarily the famous Old Bishop House and the Pattaconk Reservoir. If you're looking for a fright and want to get to know Clara's Ghosts' neighborhood, this odd little horror film is a real treat.

In Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married (2008), Kym comes home from rehab to attend her sister's wedding. Having the whole family under one roof brings up all kinds of buried resentments amidst what should be a celebratory occasion. It's a bittersweet exploration of the ways we are hurt by and hurt the ones we love, but continue to love them. A good thematic companion to Clara's Ghost.

Images (1972) follows Cathryn, a housewife, who is experiencing more and more hallucinations while suspicious of her husbands fidelity. Cathryn's imagined apparitions become increasingly violent causing her to physically defend herself. The fight for her identity and the mental torture of these, dare we say it, "images", echo similar themes present in Clara's Ghost! Also Susannah York is amazing in it.

And a little insider gossip: tune into The Best Show on Tuesday evening and keep an ear out for a familiar voice... you won't be disappointed!

**and if you have already given to our crowdfunding project and still have money to burn, The Best Show is currently running its own campaign, seeking support to keep the best radio program on the air free for its listeners. Obviously donate here first, and then go over there and give them your last remaining dollars.

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      Keith Richard Urbowicz on

      Lets Scare Jessica to Death is actually a pretty good flick. Growing up in the area it was always the claim to fame for horror flicks. Hope you guys can utilize that house in some way...it's creepy as shit.