On New Year's Eve in 1955, Richard Howell, a patient at the Hillcrest Sanatorium, went on a bloody rampage, killing three children before he hanged himself. Fifty-six years later, a team of ghost hunters — from the popular TV series "Ghost Trackers" — prepares to spend the night at the sanatorium. They hope to capture paranormal activity for the entertainment of their show's fans. Instead, they unleash a horrifying force of evil…hell-bent on their destruction.
December 23, 2014 (DVD)
- Alternate synopsis: On a bitterly cold December night, a paranormal investigations team has set their sights on the bloody Hillcrest Sanatorium to answer the age old question: Is there life after death? With rumors of hauntings and local children gone missing, they may just get their answer the hard way when members of the team mysteriously disappear, leaving behind unnerving evidence...
- Written and directed by Brant Sersen (Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story, Splinterheads), who was quoted saying: "I made sure Sanatorium never wavered on its authenticity to ensure the chilling events that unfold are disturbing on the most horrific level."
- Described as "a terrifying film that authentically captures a Paranormal Investigation TV show's worst fears."
- Part of the After Dark Originals 2 series from After Dark Films.
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