NO MAN'S LAND
A TRUE CRIME HORROR SERIES
In 2019, documentary filmmaker John Hulme and his digital storytelling club at Highland Park High School began to investigate the history of "No Man's Land," a mysterious section of woods in Central New Jersey rumored to be haunted. Each episode focused on one of the most infamous stories in its terrible history of violence -- tales of murder and suicide, dating as far back as the late 1600's, all of which contain eerily similar elements of the supernatural. The hope was to prove once and for all whether or not "No Man's Land" was indeed infested with an evil presence.
Unfortunately for several members of the team, that's exactly what they did.
John Hulme is an award winning writer and filmmaker from Highland Park, NJ. His directed the feature-length documentary Unknown Soldier: Searching For A Father (HBO, 2008) and is the screenwriter of Bag Man (2019), an original horror film being produced by Temple Hill Entertainment. Hulme has long dreamed of a making a film about No Man's Land, but is still wrestling with some of the ethical issues surrounding the project. Most important of which is whether or not it's safe to even be telling this story in the first place...
Host of Podcast
Marc Ramrekha is a graduate of Highland Park High School and is currently majoring in Political Science at Rutgers University. A native of Trinidad & Tobago, he is also working on a film about his family's long held belief that they are cursed...
Host of Podcast
Will Schwartz is a graduate of Highland Park High School and was majoring in English at Rutgers University when the most recent episode of the No Man's Land podcast went awry. He is now under observation at the Carrier Clinic in Belle Meade, NJ, but will hopefully be coming home soon.
ALICIA, JOMYRA AND SANDRA
These three seniors at HPHS were just sophomores when they volunteered to be the first to film the area under the Bridge where three Flopheads died violent deaths. Ever since, they've been considered the go to crew when it comes to investigating the scariest locations. The scariest of which is yet to come.
DIGITAL STORYTELLING CLUB
Field Reporters & Filmmakers
A motley but lovable crew of all shapes and sizes, most of who've known each other since kindergarten. Some skeptics, some true believers, all hoping (and secretly terrified by the possibility) that everything they've ever heard about No Man's Land is real...
SOFIA AND ISAAC
Two Juniors at Rutgers collaborating on the final project for their Documentary Filmmaking class. Isaac hails from nearby Piscataway and has been obsessed with No Man's Land since childhood, while Sofia's connection is much more personal - her family has deep roots in those woods. Both are skilled camera operators, with little to no fear of what might be out there...which could turn out to be a very big mistake
This daughter of a former Flophead went to the same high school as her Mom, who is stlll haunted by the horrific deaths under the Bridge. Evvie, on the other hand, grew up fascinated by the lore, and was the first to ever bring a camera to No Man's Land. But for reasons known only to her, she destroyed the footage and left for parts unknown. Now Evvie lives with husband in South America, blogging about her adventures -- and finally coming clean about what happened out in No Man's Land.
LASTEST DISCOVERIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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ORIGINAL COPY OF
NO MAN'S LAND
Thanks to the legendary Golden Corral flea market in Lambertville, NJ, we discovered an original copy of the pamphlet that used to be given out at rest stops and gas stations on the NJ Turnpike (right next to the Long Branch Haunted Mansion and Brigantine Castle). This one's still missing a few pages, so we're still on the lookout for a more complete version if you know where we can find one...
After consulting with parents of the high school and college students involved, along with lawyers and the administration of both Highland Park High School and Rutgers University, it was determined that all legal and ethical concerns have been adequately addressed. Production on the final four episodes of Season One has recommenced, with the caveat that all future field trips to No Man's Land MUST be accompanied by recently retired Police Officer Joseph Olarra due to safety concerns.
THE FINAL TWIST
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