Welcome to THE GHOST HUNT, a found footage horror film inspired by true events.
Watch the video below to learn more about the ghost-hunting tour that inspired the producer to write the screenplay, THE GHOST HUNT.
Hi, I’m Juan Gonzalez, Producer and Founder of Ghost Hunt Pictures, an independent film production company specializing in low-budget horror movies.
We have this amazing scary movie called, THE GHOST HUNT!
Our production team have been horror fans all of their lives and we really feel this is going to be one of the scariest movies ever seen on the silver screen!
We’re lining up an incredible cast and it all takes place in Key West, one of the most haunted cities in the U.S.!
We hope you are just as excited about making this movie as we are. So please take this journey with us. We can’t do it without you.
THE GHOST HUNT is a horror film based on a true story.
Five friends are haunted by an evil spirit after an interactive ghost hunting tour in Key West.
STORY BY: SAPHIE GONZALEZ
WRITTEN BY: JUAN F. GONZALEZ
EXT. KEY WEST - CEMETERY - NIGHT
The marker at the front gate reads: "KEY WEST CEMETERY CLOSED."
EXT. HOUSE - 1102 DUVAL ST - NIGHT
He stops in front of an abandoned house. It's a classic Old Towne home. The numbers in front of the house reads: "1102."
We are very excited to be working with the GhostArk Spirit Box! The World's First All-in-One Ghost Hunting Equipment!
"And believe me when I say, when I heard those voices through the SPIRIT BOX, it was then that I knew that it's the UNKNOWN that is more scarier than anything out there! " - Screenwriter Juan F. Gonzalez on working with the Spirit Box
- PRE-PRODUCTION – 3 MONTHS
- PRODUCTION – 12 DAYS
- POST PRODUCTION – 4 MONTHS
- PICTURE LOCK – (TOTAL TIME FOR FINISHED PRODUCT) – 7 MONTHS
JUAN F. GONZALEZ
Producer & Founder / Writer / Director
Producer & Actress
DAVID L. SLOAN
Executive Producer and Author
THE AWAKENED (2013)
THE AWAKENED received positive reviews by HorrorHound magazine and out of hundreds of submissions, was chosen as one of only seven feature films to be an Official Selection at Elvira's 2012 Horror Hunt Film Festival, which took place September 7-9 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
THE AWAKENED was one of only seven feature films chosen for Elvira's Horror Hunt Film Festival!
BOTTOM: It took many years and a lot of work to get to this stage.
TOP: THE AWAKENED was reviewed in the ROB ZOMBIE issue!
BOTTOM: "hold-on-to-your-seat scary" - Jason Hignite
Read the story behind the idea for THE GHOST HUNT!
With my daughter Saphie, who came up with idea behind THE GHOST HUNT!
I think the best way to tell you about this story is to tell you how I came up with this idea. After we finished production on our last film, I took some time off and headed to the Florida Keys, all the while just thinking of new story ideas for my next project. But, I had a very hard time coming up with a story I would like to tell.
And right before heading back home, my 11-year old daughter came up with the idea that we should go on one of those 'ghost tours' in Key West. I asked her why and she said that one of her favorite scary shows was “Ghost Adventures.” I asked her what was so scary about it. And she said, “Daddy, I’m very scared of the SPIRIT BOX!”
Folks, I had no idea what the show “Ghost Adventures” was and what the heck was a “Spirit Box”!
But, I would soon find out why she was so scared of the “Spirit Box”.
So, we bought our tickets and signed up for Sloan’s Key West Ghost Hunt!
On the tour we learned that the first European to visit the island was the Spanish explorer, Juan Ponce De Leon. And 'Cayo Hueso' was the original name for the island of Key West. It means "ISLAND OF BONES".
The reason the Spanish called it the "Island of Bones" is because it was littered with the remains of it's prior inhabitants, The Calusa Indians!
Folks, the whole island of Key West was an Indian burial ground!
So I started thinking, "What if a group of friends are haunted by an evil spirit after a ghost hunting tour?"
After 2 years looking for my next idea, I finally had the story and learned a very important lesson. I had realized that as an adult I had pretty much seen every horror movie out there and nothing really scared me anymore. But to an 11-year old, who hadn't seen everything, was able to show me how scary somethings can still be.
And believe me when I say, when I heard those voices through the SPIRIT BOX, it was then that I knew it's the UNKNOWN that is more scarier than anything out there!
Producer and screenwriter of THE GHOST HUNT, Juan F. Gonzalez with Executive Producer David L. Sloan, founder of the Key West Ghost Hunt!