Opening The Blood In The Snow Canadian Film Festival (BITS), April Mullen’s Farhope Tower does not disappoint. but get more than they bargained for when they come up against the most powerful spirits they have every faced.
A group of Paranormal Investigators are hoping to capture footage that will make their careers. When their leader, Jake (John White) gets a call about a possible TV deal, he decides it’s time to go into the infamous Farhope Building to try to obtain footage that will seal the deal.
Said buidling has a very distorted past, alluded to by one of the team members (Evan Williams). In the midst of trying to obtain footage of any paranormal activity, the group is no longer in control of the situation or themselves, for that matter. Once inside the building the spirits begin manipulating the team members, and the higher they climb the more everything spirals out of control.
The film then becomes more of a haunted house style of story, once each of the team members begin to act strangely. This part of the film works within the formula well enough. Each team member finds themselves doubting the others. Strange sounds are heard in the background. Things begin to appear and disappear. No one seems safe from this place, except perhaps Jake… or is he?
With a strong enough story arch, good cast and good use of visual and sound effects, Mullen and team create a film that gives us the creeps in the right amount. Farhope Tower may not add any novel twist to this genre of films, but it certainly entertains.
Director: April Mullen
Cast: John White, April Mullen, Lauren Collins, Evan William, Tim Doiron
Produced by Wango Films in association with Breakthrough Entertainment. Distributed by Breakthrough Entertainment.