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I just watched this movie and at first it was slow, but I really liked it. I am about 5 minutes from Queen Creek. Can you or anyone tell me where the house is located? I just would find it fascinating to just drive by and look at it.
In 2002, Carter Simms was a ghost hunter who agreed for a fee to set up a paranormal investigation of the Masterson House, which was rumored to be haunted. The house's owner, Seth Masterson, a Los Angeles TV producer, hires Simms to investigate after his cleaning lady experiences disturbing events. Twenty years before, Minister Joseph Masterson and his family were violently murdered inside the house. Since that time, the place has not been lived in. Simms and her 3-person crew hole up in the house to record paranormal activity. Three days later Simms is dead.
This 2007 film, recently released on DVD, is another example of a fictitious story filmed in part as a documentary. Like the Blair Witch, it never happened. And yet parts of it seem strangely familiar--almost as if at least the backstory could have been taken from some newspaper headline. In truth, the story was not even based on a real event that was fictionalized. A thorough search of old newspapers and the Internet bring forth no evidence a paranormal investigator named Carter Simms ever lived or died in this way. Likewise, no research can be found on the Masterson House or the grisly murders that supposedy took place there.
Other films, such a Cloverfield, also use the technique of the shaky webcam and footage found after the filmer is dead. Though Cloverfield is very convincing in its presentation, there is no question that the storyline of a giant monster loose in New York is purely fiction. But in the case of The Blair Witch Project and Death of a Ghost Hunter, there is room for doubt.