When I was researching Zombie Road I came across the clip for Children of the Grave. It won the Best Paranormal Documentary of 2008 and was produced by the same people who made Spooked: The Ghosts of Waverly Hills Sanatorium.
Zombie Road factors into it, as it is one of the places covered, but it’s mostly about the ghosts of children haunting places in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Los Angeles. In particular ones of orphans who were buried in either unmarked graves or ones only identified with a number.
I haven’t seen Children of the Grave, but the preview of it broke my heart. Even before I found out it had won any kind of an award I was thinking it looked like a winner to me.
Not only were the images chilling and creepy, but extremely sad. Yet, the producers seem like they approached the subject matter with a lot of sensitivity and respect.
Here’s a portion of MinnesotaGhosts.com’s review of it:
Overall, I thought this documentary took a new approach to the field which was nice. There are so many television shows out there trying to reproduce the formula that SyFy’s Ghost Hunters has been successful with. The Booth Brothers bring a historical information documentary that would make the producers of the Discovery Channel jealous!
And here’s part of what Lee Prosser from GhostVillage.com had to say about it:
The film will hold your attention and is spooky!….If you are interested in the paranormal, don’t miss this film! Well crafted, historically accurate, concise, bluntly and honestly examined, truths revealed, exciting — these are a few words that define this fine DVD about ghosts and the paranormal. Highly recommended.
I was hoping to Netflix it but no luck. Maybe Syfy will replay it one day. I’d like to watch it but not sure I want to pop for a DVD. I usually only do that once I’ve seen a movie and fallen head over heels in love with it.
Here’s the trailer I saw in case you haven’t seen it. If you have seen the Children of the Grave documentary, I’d love to know your thoughts on it.