Death Passage Takes Viewers On A Familiar Ride Into The Paranormal

Death Passage Film Details David Campbell, Breaking Glass Pictures. Death Passage

Original Title: Lemon Tree Passage 

Director: David Campbell

Writer:  Erica Brien, David Campbell

Release Date: March 21, 2017

Release Format: DVD/VOD

MPAA Rating:  N/A

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Running Time: 1h 24min


A couple of Australians introduce three American backpackers to the local legend of Lemon Tree Passage where a ghost of a motorcyclist warns young drivers to slow down. After seeing the ghost first hand they uncover a malevolent force that posses the area and threatens to wreak havoc on the final days of their vacation. Isolated and ten thousand miles from home, the tourists find themselves caught in the clutches of an evil force much more heinous than the local myth believed.


Death Passage (Lemon Tree Passage) ventures in supernatural storytelling. The particular focus of the narrative lies the area of an urban legend. Across the globe, archaic tales of vengeful entities continue popularity in modern culture.

The urban legend of a restless spirit bound to a particular road is an all too common. No matter the location or circumstance these stories parallel to some degree. Writers Erica Brien and David Campbell used this structure to devise a script. The end result composed Death Passage (Lemon Tree Passage).

Death Passage (Lemon Tree Passage) brands itself as an inspiration from actual events. This, according to the trailer. The ploy infuses a sense of realism in the work of fiction. As vague of a statement such as this can exploit the form of any tragic situations. In the case of Death Passage (Lemon Tree Passage), the true to life event may center on a case of kidnapping and murder. Of course, this is speculative until actual reference material surface. David Campbell, Erica Brien, Breaking Glass Pictures. Death Passage


Death Passage (Lemon Tree Passage) has a generic vibe. Yet, somehow the film seems fresh and entertaining. The element of mystery reinforces this expression on the paranormal. Another added feature becomes the drama infused within. Combined, Death Passage (Lemon Tree Passage) as a product of Horror doesn’t trek on a familiar path.

Writers, Brien and Campbell decided to give the entity a structured backstory. This decision worked in favor of the film. Instead of a homicidal, voiceless character audiences will witness a tragic being develop.

Each scene exhibited good cinematographic planning. This becomes evident as the story progresses against the backdrop of a forest. The production team defeated challenges that come with nighttime filming. In fact, the ambiance served as an advantage to compliment a sense of dread. David Campbell, Death Passage


The slate of characters presented in Death Passage (Lemon Tree Passage) lacked originality. Each role exhibited a sense of cliche. This, in turn, did little to support an otherwise interesting script.

Another problematic area centered on the build of the paranormal. The course of events seems textbook. Once the true nature of the haunting becomes evident the tonality of the film shifts for the better. Yet, everything leading up to the maturity of this subplot lacks engagement. David Campbell, Erica Brien, Breaking Glass Pictures. Death Passage

In conclusion

Death Passage (Lemon Tree Passage) execute paranormal and urban legend themes well. While the film may not be a reinvention it offers a solid perspective to a familiar concept.

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Ken Artuz is Co-Owner of Meca Ex Studios LLC. Artuz is a New York City Based Photographer with proficiency in Photoshop. His digital artwork was featured in exhibitions SOHO, NYC, twice. Artuz is a graduate of The Institute of Audio Research where he earned his degree in Audio Engineering and Record Production. He also earned certification in Television Production and Field Recording at Lehman College. For Horror Artuz Favors French Extremism and Indie productions. He is a novelist, and screenwriter listens to EBM, Industrial & Witch house and is an avid MMA sports fan. Ken Artuz will create a media empire built on the DecayMag Brand.


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