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'Ghost Tour' Film Comes Home To Twain House

Spooky short film 'Ghost Tour' shot at Twain House will be screened there

On Thursday and Friday, Oct. 29 and 30, Capital Classics is presenting a live show of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave. in Hartford. As added scary bonus, the Twain will show a locally made short film and clips from another locally made film.

The short film, "Ghost Tour," was shot in the Twain House. The 8 1/2-minute thriller is about two brothers who were the sole survivors of a calamity at a boys' school decades earlier, and the memories of that horror coming back to haunt them.

The movie was co-written by Erik Bloomquist of Newington and Danielle Bonanno of Ellington. The two came up with the idea for the movie while acting in "Calendar Girls" at Ivoryton Playhouse.

"We wanted something of a classic, scary mystery feel," said Bloomquist, a 2014 graduate of Trinity College who majored in theater. "I like the idea of a ghost story without a ton of 'oohs' and 'gotchas,' something more atmospheric, like an old urban legend.

Bloomquist won't be able to be at the Twain House screenings. He's acting in another play, "Rear Window," at Hartford Stage. He's a member of the ensemble. The Twain also will show one scene and one song from a proof-of-concept zombie apocalypse film, "The Night of the Musical Dead." Both events are at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20, $15 for members. marktwainhouse.org.

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