Monday, May 23, 2011
Monday, November 1, 2010
Again our condolences to the Sloan family. We are determined to finish the film. Will would have wanted that way. He was master craftsman of his art and we will be dedicating the film to him in the credits.
We have had some staff shake ups, people quitting for no real coherent reason, so editing again has slowed. We are moving along though Fall 2011 is a firm date For release.
Also would like to extend a thank you to the anonymous donor of the unknown film footage.
The footage evidently was shot by Dr Stuart himself back in the 60s, the note attached with the film, says the footage details an occult ceremony being performed.
We have yet to watch it but it should prove very interesting.
Iron Dragon LTD.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
The year before he had also founded the North American Preternatural Society and for over two decades beginning in 1974 was a popular lecturer in parapsychology for the New York City Board of Education, Bedford Hills Division. He initially attained some level of fame in the mid-1970s when he investigated the reported haunting of a house Westfield, New York. Although the Westfield Haunting was promoted in several books and a popular movie, Doctor Francis Morgan was the first to denounce it as a hoax, a view now generally accepted in the para-psychological community. Further accounts of his para-psychological endeavors can be found in the several volumes of Tales of the Mysteries and a number of other descriptive works on psychical research.
In Morgan first book, Search for Demigods and Modern Vampires, which appeared in 1976, he treated vampirology as a branch of parapsychology, that branch of psychology dealing with paranormal experiences. He begins with the idea that some reality may lie behind every myth or legend, in this case vampires.
Although he had lectured around the country and appeared on many talk shows over the previous decade, many people first heard of Morgan in 1982 with the publication of his second book, Vampirology. The book described a decade of research on people who defined themselves as real vampires. After obtaining a telephone listing for the his research center, Morgan began to receive phone calls from people claiming to be vampires, and he later interviewed some of them personally. In this manner he was able to build relationships with what became a network of people with similar interests around the world. These contacts increased dramatically after a mention in a 1979 Omni Magazine article. He also began to receive calls about vampire attacks from people who claimed to have been victimized.
Morgan's research led him to reformulate his concept of vampires, abandoning the common notion that they are the "undead" and have returned to take blood from the living. The vampires he discovered were otherwise normal living people who felt a need to drink blood every day and who became irritable, aggressive, or frantic if they were unable to get their daily supply. Underlying their need was a strong belief that blood kept them youthful and extended their life; if their supply were cut off, they believed they would age or even die. The number of vampires Morgan interviewed who fit this description was quite small. He reported meeting fewer than 10 by the time his book appeared in 1984, and to date the great majority of people who are either reported to the center as vampires or themselves claim to be vampires fit into a much larger category, the "vampire-like" people. The vampire-like people are individuals who adopt vampire-associated habits (e.g., they sleep in a coffin, wear black clothes, work at night, or occasionally drink blood) in the hope of possibly becoming a vampire. Some are sexually aroused by blood and the idea of drinking it.
In 1981 Morgan conducted the first official vampire census. Of some 480 questionnaires distributed, 31 were returned and 12 fit the description of a true vampire. Additionally, nine letters were received without the questionnaire from people deemed to be true vampires. Thus, 21 vampires were reported in the census. Morgan concluded that there were probably many more. In the meantime, apart from the formal census, he was contacted by phone and mail by other people whom he noted to be vampires. A follow-up study in 1983 found 35 additional vampires. Given the number he had been able to locate through his census and other contacts, he estimated there were 150 to 200 actual vampires in North America. By 1992 he projected an estimated 850 vampires worldwide, of which 40 lived in California.
As a result of some negative response to his book, and deteriorating relationships with the leaders of the vampire organizations in the New York City areas, Morgan largely separated himself from other vampire-oriented organizations. He subsequently devoted himself to his research and thus has had little time for vampire fans. Doctor Morgan created one short film in 1994 concerning the Stuart House haunting. Doctor Morgan died in 1999
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
We are working on European distribution of the film. Work progresses slowly.
Lately though, several staff editors have complained of a unknown Japanese woman wandering around the studio premises.
We are taking steps to increase security.
Sloan, our lead editor will be leaving for Russia to interview sources concerning the occult background of several indiviuals discussed in the film. We we would like to include whatever information we find in the narrative.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Iron Dragon's Debut Film: The Stuart House Recordings is planned for release Fall 2011.
We at Iron Dragon Films are pleased to be contracted by Paranormal Searchers to edit the footage from the Stuart House investigation.
We will be using the recovered footage. We understand there is some ongoing litigation, that needs to be settled. The movie editing will be directed by Lancelot Jean Mallia and Kevin Bingham. The documentary pieced together from recoved footage. The film is being produced by the Iron Dragon Films production company. The film documents a ghost hunting team who in 2009 were investigating a haunting, Stuart House, located in Lousiana.
The original documentary crew followed the investigations of the team fliming. We were informed by Paranormal Searchers that there were some problems during the filming and hence contracting us to complete the production.