Making Polterheist, an Overnight Interview with Dave Gilbank

When the budget is tight, and you are dealing with a possession meets crimeland scenario, Polterheist has all the makings of being a cult film.

Director Dave Gilbank, the man behind PolterheistBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Movie Available on Amazon UK
This interview also appears in Absolute Underground Magazine

How can anyone go wrong with a crime heist type film with supernatural elements mixed in? When the budget is tight, and you are dealing with a possession scenario, Polterheist has all the makings of going either way. In what I found when watching this indie work is a huge respect and perfect use of the tropes commonly found in a ghost story.

Quite often, it is not about the scares that can take place. Instead, it’s with how unfinished business gets resolved, especially by those whose life gets cut short. In this hilarious mashup of drama and comedy, I was certainly hooked. This mini-review serves as my intro to Dave Gilbank, the writer-director of Polterheist. He’s been making independent works for about 15 years, and is now based in the UK–the place to experience many a classic haunt due to its millennia-old history–and I had to ask how this story came about.

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