Trailer Debuts For Horror Thriller ‘Impuratus,’ Filmed At Pennhurst Asylum

February 3, 2023

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The trailer for Michael Yurinko’s riveting new horror thriller Impuratus has now been released ahead of its March release date.


Tom Sizemore stars as Detective Clayton Douglas, a Homicide Detective Clayton Douglas who is summoned to a remote mental hospital to witness the deathbed confession of a mysterious Civil War soldier. He is quickly met by Dr. Heysinger (Robert Miano), who tells him about the mysterious man in the basement who, oddly enough, asked for the detective by name. That disturbed man, Civil War soldier Daniel Glassman (Jody Quigley), wants to confess to something horrible and wants to make this confession specifically to Detective Douglas.


The film was inspired by a dilapidated shed next to a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse that inspired him to write the screenplay for this multi-award-winning new film. At the time, Yurinko was laid up, recovering from a painful back injury where he couldn’t move, sit down, stand, or walk,


“when the shed caught my eye for some weird reason, and I took this image of the shed and worked with it.”


He says he knew he wanted to write a horror movie, and the ominous old rickety shed inspired him. “I just knew this would be a heck of a place for a haunted house where you can’t run away.” Yurinko said he decided to go back in time to the Civil War era to “take technology away from the characters and make them fight with their own spirit, as well as their bare hands. I also love the noir genre, the look, and feel of films like Casablanca and other old movies, so setting this in the 1930s and during the Civil War felt right to me.”
The road to the finish line was never simple since Yurinko wrote the first draft for Impuratus some ten years ago, and spent five to six years working with Fountainville, PA., producer Guy Quigley of Thundersmoke Media getting pushed back for at least a year because of Covid restrictions.


For six weeks during a brutally cold winter, the A-list cast of actors, supported by a top-notch crew, headed to The Penrose Strawbridge House in Horsham, Pennsylvania, and Pennhurst Asylum in Spring City, PA., both located just outside of Philadelphia.


Pennhurst Asylum has had a long, dark, and deadly history and has long been rumored to be haunted. The hospital was opened to house those who were mentally challenged and people with other disabilities. In the 1960s, a reporter revealed the atrocities inside the hospital, including naked, filthy children kept in cages, severe overcrowding, and worse. Shockingly, it took until the 80s for the hospital to be completely shut down. Now, part of the hospital is open for paranormal tours.


Impuratus will be released on March 13, 2023.



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