Gore Orphanage Movie

 Horror Society’s Most Anticipated Title of 2015

Gore Orphanage Announces World Premiere

“Some things are worse than losing your family”

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April 25, 2015-Sandusky, OHThe world premiere for Horror Society’s most anticipated film of 2015 will be held at Sandusky State Theater in Sandusky, Ohio, just 20 minutes from the location of the most popular urban legend in the state of Ohio, on July 11th with events on the 10th and 11th.

The film stars Maria Olsen (Percy Jackson/Paranormal Activity 3/Starry Eyes), Internet Tycoon Bill Townsend, Keri Maletto (Home Shopping Network) and introduces a trio of amazing child actors Emma Leigh Smith, Nora Hoyle and Brandon Mangin Jr.  It also stars five Cleveland natives Rick Montgomery Jr,  Jeremy Kaluza, Brooke Bellaurdo, Chris Bores and Cari Lynn Pisano.

The premiere will be attended by Maria Olsen, Emma Leigh Smith, Sandusky’s own Miss America Jackie Mayer (whose son Bill Townsend stars in the film) and the film’s stunt coordinator “The Franchise” Shane Douglas.  Also in attendance will be the Director Emily Lapisardi and her husband Executive Producer Cody Knotts.

The film is a female-centered horror story directed by Emily Lapisardi in her directorial debut.  Filmed in 2014 in Scottdale, PA, the story is set in the 1930’s and follows the life of Nellie, an orphan, who is brought to Gore Orphanage and discovers quickly that some things are worse than losing your family.

This is the fifth film produced by veteran independent producer Cody Knotts (Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies) and was filmed in Scottdale, PA with a cast of over 20 local children in addition to the actors listed above.   Knotts has worked with such horror icons as Doug Bradley and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper in the past.

The film was a husband and wife collaboration of Mr. Knotts and Ms. Lapisardi.  Mr. Knotts wrote the film to impress his then fiancée, who was inspired by a road sign in Ohio during travel for Knotts’ film Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies.

Here’s the trailer:



Submission: Melonhead Crybaby Bridge

8/26/14: Kristen and her friends visited the Kirtland Crybaby Bridge late one night, and got what they were looking for. Or did they? Check out her photo and decide for yourself.

I went with two other guys to cry baby bridge in Kirtland. We were teenagers looking for a scare or the truth, the usual teenage stuff.

I brought my camera with me and we stopped on the bridge. It was raining outside so we stayed in the car. We didn’t know exactly what would happen so most of us were nervous just being there at 10:30 at night. It was pitch black and you couldn’t see anything.

I took my camera and had the flash on. I snapped a few pictures all about the bridge from the car. I took one picture of the creek in the woods that were closed off to the public. I happened to catch a strange image in the picture. It was a white orb seemed to be moving even though I had the camera very still. And it had green tint in the middle of this orb.

I showed this to the two guys I was with and they freaked out and we left ASAP.

I wanted to see if anyone could debunk this photo but I cannot come up with any logical answers

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Crybaby Bridge: Crystal Springs

(Orig. Published 8/2003)

This creepy-looking iron bridge can be found just outside of Canal Fulton in the small town of Crystal Springs.  It stretches over the Tuscarawas River and lies next to railroad tracks that run alongside the river.  Continue reading

Crybaby Bridge: Abbeyville Road

 (Orig. Published 3/2003)

Not far from the Witch’s Ball, along Abbeyville Road near Medina, is this crybaby bridge, barely noticeable from the road.  Legend states that in the 1950’s, a young girl, in a desperate attempt to hide her pregnancy, threw her newborn baby into the river below.

It is said that if you visit the bridge at night, you will soon hear the baby’s gurgling cries. Continue reading

Seven Barns

(Orig. Published 3/2002)

Within the Cuyahoga Valley area, there were once seven barns owned by a rich farmer who had seven children.  The farmer went mad and butchered his family and livestock.  He buried his wife and children in six of the barns. 
He then hung himself from the rafters of the seventh barn.   Continue reading

Witch’s Grave (Kirtland)

(Orig. published 9/2005)

They say that deep in the heart of mysterious Mormon country in Kirtland, a mysterious grave exists at the side of a rural road. Supposedly, it is the grave of a witch executed by local townsfolk in the early 1800’s. If you are lucky enough to find the grave, and even braver still to approach it, something *strange* happens:

If you stare at the grave, turn your back to it, then turn around again, the grave will move closer to you.

Is this another urban legend or is there some truth to this old piece of lore? Continue reading

Swift’s Hollow (aka Gore Orphanage)

(Orig. Published 2002)

In the late 1800’s, there once stood a place in Vermilion called Gore Orphanage.  The orphanage was run by Old Man Gore, who frequently abused and mistreated the children in his care.  Many believe that he killed some children, burying them in and around the orphanage.  One evening, a young boy accidentally set a fire in one of the dorms.  Rather than help the children escape, Old Man Gore abandoned the building, leaving scores of helpless children behind to burn to death.Today, all that remains of the orphanage is the foundation, as well as some sandstone pillars.  The ruins can be found along a trail off Gore Orphanage Road.  

If you wander here at night, you can still hear the crackles of the fire and the terrified screams of the dead children.  Wander further back in the woods towards the river, and you will find the tombstones of the other dead children glowing red like embers.

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