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© Schmerbeck Entertainment

In HEILSTÄTTEN, a remote and gloomy sanctuary near Berlin with a history full of horror and crimes against humanity, a group of YouTubers illegally access the ominous surgery block for a 24-hour challenge they hope will go viral. Equipped with night vision and thermal cameras, the adolescent adrenaline junkies chase the rumors of paranormal activity in the rotting building, only to learn too soon that they are not alone… and not welcome. But it is too late to leave the premises alive.

Genre specialist Michael David Pate stages this low-budget, found-footage horror thriller with an A-list German cast: international Emmy® award-nominee Sonja Gerhardt (KUDAMM 56, DEUTSCHLAND 83) delivers an outstanding performance next to Tim Oliver Schultz. Shot at the original location "Heilstätte Grabowsee" near Berlin and produced by new genre production company Schmerbeck Entertainment, HEILSTÄTTEN makes for entertaining paranormal horror cinema.
Genre Horror, Psycho Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2017
Director Michael David Pate
Screenplay Michael David Pate, Ecki Ziedrich
Cinematography Pascal Schmit
Cast Sonja Gerhardt, Tim Oliver Schultz, Lisa-Marie Koroll, Nilam Farooq, Emilio Sakraya, Timmi Trinks, Maxine Kazis
Producer Till Schmerbeck
Production Company Schmerbeck Entertainment, in co-production with Fox International Pictures Germany
Runtime 89 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Motion Picture Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
German Distributor 20th Century Fox (Germany)

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