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3/5/06 01:29 am - planetmatt - L.A. Ghost-Hunting Friends! Come out and say hi!

Hey, my fellow Ghost-Hunting LiveJournal friends- if you live in the Los Angeles area, come on out to DARK DELICACIES next weekend! Sarah and I will be there on SUNDAY, March 12th from 2pm to 4pm...

You're not obligated to buy anything, just come on out and say hi. I'd love to talk shop and all things spooky! I'm looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.

Of course, we will also be promoting my new ghostly movie CONJURE, and you'll be able to get it on DVD there for the first time anywhere. Sarah and I will also have a ton of original art on display, plus STAR WARS posters, The CROW wallscrolls, and tons of other exclusives. We'll also have freebies and prizes too, and you certainly don't have to buy anything.

Just come out and say hi at the very least!

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You can get more information and directions at DarkDel.com.

Can't make the get-together in Burbank, California? You can still Preorder CONJURE right HERE at HorrorMovies.com and own it for just $9.77 (that's less than a single movie ticket in most states)! And- everyone will be entered into a drawing where 8 lucky winners will receive ORIGINAL PIECES OF ARTWORK by yours truly! One of those pieces is a vibrant full color painting I did for the STAR WARS book "VADER: The Ultimate Guide" that came out last year.

The official movie website has also just been updated, so for the latest (and to download the trailer) head on over to ConjureTheMovie.com!

2/14/06 04:06 am - planetmatt - My Independent Movie Preorder at HorrorMovies.com!

I know this is a ghost hunting / haunted community- which I love, but a few of you had expressed interest in when my Independent Horror Movie was coming to DVD and how you could order it. The story is definitely on hauntings, ghosts, and ghost hunting. It's also cool becuase it's partly an actual documentary... Partly...

So here it is! The first place that you can preorder my first Independent Movie, CONJURE, on DVD. Click
HERE to order it at HorrorMovies.com!

I'm obviously very excited about this! And- they are running a special for pre-orders- ONLY $9.77!!! There will be many other places you can get it online soon, but I especially wanted to give the heads up on this one becuase of a cool CONTEST they are having! Here's the deal...

They just posted the order page- AND- the first ten folks who preorder CONJURE will win either FREE ORIGINAL ARTWORK or POSTERS signed by yours truly! What are you waiting for?! Click that link above!

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As always, if you want to find out more about CONJURE, you can get the scoop and download the trailer at ConjureTheMovie.com.

Thanks so much for your support!


11/7/05 03:54 pm - planetmatt - Don't forget about THIS FRIDAY!

Again- I'm not spamming this community. Several folks wanted me to update posts here on my Supernatural Thriller.

I wanted to just throw another quick reminder out there that if you live in the Detroit area, the screening for my independent movie, CONJURE, is this FRIDAY! Did I mention FREE FOOD?! PRIZES?! GIVEAWAYS?! I promise it will be an entertaining evening if you can make it!

Here's the skinny on what Skabie calls:


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You are invited to experience a theater-style widescreen presentation of this supernatural thriller!

(That's this Friday!)
Macomb College - South Campus
S Building, S-101 Tech Auditorium
14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren MI, 48044

Yes- this is open to the public, so feel free to bring as many friends or family as you like! I want to meet you all!
(Please no babies or small children. It's a dark, spooky movie after all...)

Doors open at 7:00 pm.
Free Food and Beverage!
Planetmatt Animations & Short Films!
Movie Artwork on Display!
Lots of Cool Prizes and Giveaways!
(Get there early for all of the above- plus to get a good seat!)

The movie screens at 8:00, (Running time is approx. 90 min.) followed by a special Q and A with myself, Actress and Ghost / Costume Designer SARAH WILKINSON, and flying in all the way from Studio City, California, the Executive Vice President of Razor Digital Entertainment, MITCH PERLISS!

You can always get more info at ConjureTheMovie.com!

See you there!


10/23/05 02:09 am - royalderwent - Royal Derwent - Ghost Photo

Hello to all. For those who may or may not already know, I am researching The Royal Derwent / Willow Court complex - an old, abandoned mental asylum in New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia. Over the next 12 - 18 months, I hope to make an independent documentary.

I just wanted to share a photo from our most recent trip. It was taken through a broken window looking into one of the wards. The camera I used was a Cannon EOS 300, a 400 speed film and the flash was used.

Have a look at the glass panel, second from the left. I have also included a close up of the "face".

Pitures are under the cutCollapse )

If you would like to know more about the project and don't already have me on your friends list, please visit royalderwent

I also have a website - http://www.royalderwent.biz


10/5/05 05:44 pm - planetmatt - Good News for CONJURE!

Well, the good news is that CONJURE, my first independent movie, is going to be released by Razor Digital this coming March! I'm so excited!!! For those of you that don't know, CONJURE is a feature-length, straight-to-DVD supernatural thriller that I wrote, directed, produced, and I even play the lead character, some asshole named Matt Busch... Sarah plays her lovely self, and we have to fight off some really creepy ghosts.

Of course, I did all the art for the movie, including book pages like these that you see in the flick...

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Anyway, hope all is well with y'all. Below is the press release regarding CONJURE's distribution deal!


For Immediate Release

For further information, visit


Matt Busch, renowned entertainment illustrator, has signed a deal with Razor Digital Entertainment to release his first independent movie, CONJURE, on Home Video / DVD. In addition to writing, producing, and directing the feature, Busch also plays himself along with fellow artist/model Sarah Wilkinson in this supernatural thriller.

Mostly known for his vast work with the STAR WARS universe, Busch has illustrated hundreds of products for the 'galaxy far, far away', including posters and book covers, as well as writing and illustrating magazine articles. Busch is also known for working on other genre movies and properties, including THE CROW, THE MATRIX, G.I. JOE, THE HULK, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, CON-AIR, RESERVOIR DOGS, ROBOCOP, THE MUMMY, STARGATE SG-1, and STAR TREK. Working on so much visual storytelling, both in print and behind the scenes on movies, Busch comments, "It was only a matter of time before I got behind a camera to make a movie myself."

The story-line behind CONJURE is unique, as it pits real-life artists Matt Busch and Sarah Wilkinson against the nightmares of their own creation. Anthony Daniels (C-3PO in the STAR WARS films) even has a cameo! The movie has been described as an incredible cross-genre feature: a pseudo-documentary that's ultimately an intense supernatural thriller. UnspeakableMag.com raves, "Conjure is a balls-out scary, freaky film. Matt Busch's directorial debut is a 10 ton atom bomb."

CONJURE was shot primarily in North Hollywood, California, and Busch's Planetmatt Studios in Macomb, Michigan, with additional locations in Beverly Hills and New York City. Shot digitally, CONJURE boasts over 300 digital effect shots- unheard of for a relatively low budget independent movie.

Set to be released on DVD early 2006. CONJURE will be distributed by Razor Digital Entertainment, a full service home video and DVD sales, marketing, and distribution company, which licenses, distributes and produces a wide range of titles for both the sell-through and rental markets.

Mitch Perliss, Executive Vice President for Razor Digital comments, "We're very excited to be able to release Matt's first movie.  It's well done, has garnered some very positive reviews and is an excellent addition to our catalog. We've had great success releasing "Frazetta: Painting with Fire" on DVD and with Matt's notoriety in the comic and animation world, we believe "Conjure" is a fitting follow up that will keep comic book fans excited about Razor."

You can view the trailer and find out more details at www.ConjureTheMovie.com.

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9/15/05 02:17 am - royalderwent

The Royal Derwent, or "Willow Court" was the oldest mental institution in Australia before it's closure in the late 90's. Situated in New Norfolk, Tasmania, the majority of the building lies abandoned, pending future redevelopment.

But my interest is in the urban legends and myths of hauntings. Through studying the history of the site and gathering these stories, I am hoping to make an independent documentary over the next 12 to 18 months.

If you have heard stories of the site, enjoy history or just love stories of strange occurrences and hauntings, please friend my journal as I document my journey...

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8/15/05 11:51 am - 0rpheo - Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast

Hallo, I'm new to the group but looking forward to participating.

I'll be spending a night at the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast (yes, the very house where the murders took place) come Thursday. I know that a number of people have reported hearing, seeing or feeling things there, but I was curious if any of you had more information on the paranormal history of it. Even if you have a suggestion of how to better the paranormal experience, I'd be glad for some feedback.

Thank you!


7/15/05 10:43 pm - la_fee_verte_

So EVP's sound safe. I think they'd be a lot of fun and pretty simple to do. So in my summer boredom, I'm considering doing one in my house just for the hell of it.
Is there anything that I should know? Have you done EVP's before?
Thank you!
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6/6/05 03:10 pm - mjtrumpet

wow this place gets really dead this time of the year...

OK... in the interest of getting things booming im going to try something that prob. wont work but lets try. Comment here with the best picture you have of something paranormal. Try to do something real and not some person running around in a sheet. So yeah do that and in a week I will put them up so you guy can vote for the best ones...lol

or if you guys think this is super lame... and whatever... just post.

*comments will be screened*

4/30/05 05:01 pm - 3rdrate - Strangewire


Hey, just wanted to let you guys know about Strangewire.com, a blog for all things paranormal, supernatural, and the like from legitimate news sources. Unlike the type of sites and columns that deal in "wacky news"-style articles about goofy work mishaps and amusing medical malpractice, Strangewire attempts to deal with phenomena that are part of a bigger question, from strange lights in the sky in the south-west US, to a man with claims of a haunting in Australia, from zombies and voodoo practice in Haiti to global government conspiracies. Fox Mulder's favorite blog, in other words. Recent articles include headlines such as "FLESH CHUNKS IN IOWA WATER LINES" and "NEW JAPANESE GHOST DETECTOR FOR SALE."

Check out Strangwire.com, or just add the livejournal feed here to your friends list.

Nick, SW
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