Exit Dying

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Exit Dying
Directed byBob Jacobs
Produced byBob Jacobs
Written byBob Jacobs
StarringHenry Darrow
Edited byBob Jacobs
Release date
  • October 31, 1976 (1976-10-31) (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)
[1]
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$15,000

Exit Dying (also referred to at Exit, Dying) is a 1976 made for TV film that was written, directed, produced, and edited by University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh professor Bob Jacobs.[2][3] The film starred Henry Darrow and centered upon a man caught up in supernatural happenings at an opera house. Exit Dying was filmed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at the Grand Opera House.[4]

The film premiered on October 31, 1976 at the Oshkosh Grand Opera House and received a positive review from the Daily Northwestern.[5]

Synopsis[edit]

When a renovator (Henry Darrow) decides to purchase an old theater with the intent to fix it up and sell it for a profit, he's unaware that the place is a safe haven for the supernatural. As he spends more and more time there, it becomes more apparent that his attentions to the location are very unwelcome.

Production[edit]

Author Ray Bradbury was consulted for the film and Jacobs used the film as a project for his students.[6] The students raised $15,000 towards the funding of the film.[7] Filming took place during mid 1976 and Jacobs and his students shot primarily between midnight and 8 am.[7][8] After filming Jacobs claimed that he saw the ghost of Percy Keene, a former manager for the Oshkosh Grand Opera House.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mugford, Eldred George (1980). The film producer and his craft. Central Michigan University. p. 143.
  2. ^ Miner, John (7 August 1976). "Movie may begin student s career". Post-Crescent. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Hollywood Returns with Exit Dying". Oshkosh Advance Titan. September 16, 1976. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b Odgen, Tom (2009). Haunted Theaters. Globe Pequot Press. pp. 88–93. ISBN 0762749490.
  5. ^ Menasha, Neenah (1 November 1976). "Premiere of 'Exit Dying'". Daily Northwestern. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  6. ^ "UW-Oshkosh Leads Way in Movie Making". The Milwaukee Sentinel. May 26, 1978. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  7. ^ a b Owen, Sarah (Apr 8, 2008). "Oshkosh weaving another tie to Tinseltown with 'Public Enemies,' studio chief started here". The Northwestern. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  8. ^ Menasha, Neenah. "Actor Darrow due to arrive Friday". Northwestern. Retrieved 6 February 2014.

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