Horror movie set to rattle theatregoers

JUNEE’S Athenium Theatre will be the picture-perfect location for a community screening of Australian independent horror film Muirhouse.

The film, based on and filmed at Junee’s haunted house Monte Cristo, will screen on Tuesday, July 31 and give the community a chance to see what all the fuss is about.

In Junee yesterday to put the finishing touches together for the night was film director and producer Tanzeal Rahim.

Despite two months of touring with the film and watching multiple screenings at Cannes Film Festival Marche du Film and US Fright Night Film Festival, he is finding the lead-up to the Junee showing nerve-racking.

“I’ve been touring with the film and it’s been great to see the world’s reaction to it, but I don’t know what will happen at Junee,” Mr Rahim said.

“I just hope they like it and can be proud of it.”

If reactions from worldwide audiences are anything to go by, they will find themselves transfixed as they follow the lead character Phillip Muirhouse on a night in the haunted house.

“It’s funny to watch people’s reactions to what’s happening. There is a soft opening where people are fidgeting and not paying attention and the film builds and builds,” Mr Rahim said.

“Then suddenly the character arrives in the house and they stop moving, their feet are on the ground and they’re leaning forward.”

The film runs for 75 minutes and promises to have the audience on the edge of their seats, especially when they discover the film includes the actual supernatural experiences of the cast and crew.

Due to space requirements in the Athenium the free screening seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

A gold coin donation will get residents a seat in the Athenium with donations going towards the Friends of the Athenium committee.

Doors open at 7pm, with popcorn and drinks available, plus a a chance to meet with members of the cast and crew.

- The Daily Advertiser

WHAT: Community screening of Muirhouse

WHEN: Tuesday, July 31 from 7pm.

WHERE: Junee Athenium, Broadway

ENTRY: Entry is a gold coin donation. However, only 250 tickets are available.

The spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis on the night.

Additional information about the night can be found on the Muirhouse film Facebook page.

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