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The Bates Haunting Has Nothing to Do With Bates Motel, But It’s Coming to VOD

Uncork’d Entertainment will distribute Byron Turk’s The Bates Haunting, on VOD August 6th.  Described as “Scream meets Scooby-Doo,” the indie thriller is one of those films that uses a haunted attraction as a backdrop for its tale and was shot in rural Pennsylvania, at Arasapha Farm’s original Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride: One of America’s top Halloween attractions.  

The story?  Agnes Rickover visited the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride looking for some Halloween fear and fun.  Instead, she witnessed a tragedy: The fiery death of her best friend Lily making her dramatic debut on the Hayride.  

After a year spent obsessing over the horrible accident, Agnes takes a job at The Haunted Hayride, hoping to face her trauma and to exorcise her demons.  She thinks this could be an investigative opportunity as well, and when her new co-workers end up victims of mysterious accidents, she knows it is.  With her new sidekick Clyde, Agnes must figure out whom – or what – is behind all of this mayhem before more people die.

The film co-stars Zachary Fletcher in his debut starring role as Junior Bates and the late Ryan Dunn.  Featuring a wild cast of characters ranging from ghouls and goblins to an overzealous chainsaw wielding theater actor, “The Bates Haunting is part haunt, part hunt, full of spirits and the spirited.”


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