Exclusive: Before we even begin to talk about Devin McGinn’s supernatural thriller Skinwalker Ranch, just take a second to marvel at the exclusive still we were just given. Seriously, look at that wolf! If you had any doubts about the film, you have to admit that still makes you excited – but there’s more. It’s inspired by a true story. But before we get into that exclusive…
The movie opens day-and-date, in Premiere Cinemas across the country and on VOD October 30th. Starting today, you can pre-order the movie here, and for the next 24-hours, Bloody-Disgusting readers that preorder can enter the promo code BD-EXCLUSIVE to receive a 15% discount off the purchase price. And for more info on theater locations and the reported events that inspired it, check out the film’s Facebook page.
To continue on about the true story, we also have an exclusive audio clip from a 2006 Coast to Coast AM radio program, featuring journalist George Knapp and research scientist Colm Kelleher, the authors of “Hunt for the Skinwalker“. It is a testimony they got from the family that first moved into the ranch in 1994, about how they encountered a wolf the size of a small horse that was impervious to bullets, even though it was struck numerous times. When they followed the creature, its tracks just suddenly disappeared, as though it had just vanished into thin air, said Kelleher. Before selling the ranch in 1996 to the National Institute of Discovery Science (NIDSci), the research organization Kelleher was formerly associated with, the family lost a total of 12 cattle that were mysteriously mutilated.
“In 2010 “Skinwalker Ranch” gained media attention after experiencing a wide range of unexplained phenomena. Reports ranged from UFO sightings to livestock mutilation, but maybe most notable was the disappearance of ranch owner Hoyt Miller’s eight year old son, Cody on November 11, 2010. Close to a year later, Modern Defense Enterprises (MDE) has sent a team of experts to document and investigates the mysterious occurrences, which only escalate upon their arrival. The incidents become more violent, causing tensions to rise as the team must decide how far they will go to unlock the mysteries of “Skinwalker Ranch.” The group debates whether the answers are worth risking their lives for, or if they should just call off the investigation and leave the ranch – that is, if leaving is actually an option…”
McGinn stars in the film and also makes his directorial debut.
Check out more stills and another clip: