Local horror film set to air at Pullman Square

A local horror film set to air at Pullman Square is based on the Twelve Pole house in Wayne. (WCHS/WVAH)

A locally filmed horror movie that was shot entirely in Wayne County is headed to the big screen.

"This area is ripe with visual candy, and people willing to work hard to make a product," film director Sam Hodge said.

When most people see a haunted house, they want to turn the other way, but when Sam Hodge saw the Twelve Pole house in Wayne he had a different idea.

"I came out to help them film a trailer for that haunted attraction, and I said this place would be amazing for a movie," Hodge said.

That's when "Twelve Pole - The Movie" began to develop.

"The synopsis of the film is when a group of guys come to a house that's run down in Wayne, W.Va., for the purpose of fixing it up and flipping it for a profit, " Hodge said. "Then they realize that this house has a horrible attachment that is evil and everybody that comes here pays a price."

While most big screen movies have a big budget, the producers of Twelve Pole only had a budget of $6,000.

"It's not nowhere near like a big Hollywood budget movie," executive producer Travis Robinson said. "But still for us I mean it got pretty expensive."

Even through the hardships, the team never gave up.

"Anything you want to do, you put your mind to it and you do it, Robinson said. "It's just what it is, it doesn't matter where you're at, you just do what you want to do."

After a year of creating, the movie will now be screened April 26 at Pullman Square in Huntington.

"I'm nervous and excited, and like I want to explode," Hodge said. "The idea of us being on the big screen in Pullman, it's really a high quality theater and it's quite an intense feeling."

The crew hopes to show that even in small town West Virginia, hard work and dedication pays off.

"I think anybody in the area should give our movie a chance, because it shows the opportunity that is here if you just want to take it, Hodge said.

The film is expected to be available for streaming on major platforms, video on demand and DVD.

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