Michael Yurinko, Writer-Director of the film, Impuratus

Michael Yurinko’s RiverA new horror movie is in development Impuratus With He was inspired to write by a neglected shed that he found next to an old farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania. the Screenplay of his award-winning thriller. 

To the time, Yurinko was laid off for two weeks recovering from a painful back injury where he couldn’t move, sit down, stand or walk, “when the shed caught my eye for some weird reason and I took this image of the shed and worked with it.”

He Says he always knew that he wanted horror films to be written. and He was inspired the Old rickety, ominous shed. “I just knew this would be a heck of a place for a haunted house, where you can’t run away.”

Yurinko He decided to return in time, he said. the Civil War as a means to “take technology away from the characters, and make them fight with their own spirit, as well as their bare hands. I also love the noir genre, the look, and feel of films like Casablanca and other old movies, so setting this in the 1930s and also during the Civil War felt right to me.”

This is the road to the Since then, the finish line wasn't always easy. Yurinko Write the first draft for Impuratus It was 10 years ago. and Served as a consultant for five-six years FountainvilleProducer in, PA Guy Quigley Of Thundersmoke Media Being pushed back by COVID for at most one year Impuratus Release date is March 20,23.

Six weeks of brutally cold winter weather. the An A-list ensemble of actors joined by top-tier crew headed to Penrose Strawbridge House in Horsham, Pennsylvania, and Pennhurst Asylum Both are located outside Philadelphia in Spring City, PA.

This is the teaser Impuratus He has been awarded several film festival prizes and the Film has received five awards, including the for Yurinko and Tom Sizemore.

Jody Quigley in the film, Impuratus
Jody Quigley the film, Impuratus. Thundersmoke Media photo.

Clayton Douglas, Homicide DetectiveTom SizemoreWitness is called to remote mental hospital. the Deathbed confession by a strange Civil War soldierJody Quigley).

Retired recently the Police force Detective Douglas has been a detective for over ten years and is familiar with all aspects of the law. the On his return, he drove along a wooded country road.

He must decide whether or not to return home and Let it be! the Husband and He needs to father OR he should turn down the Other roads to the insane asylum – towards the Doctor who called him in the past the Day in a frenetic tone the line went dead.

Available in the vast emptiness sits the Massive state hospital He Dr. Heysinger was able to quickly meet your needs.Robert Miano(who tells him about the Mysterious man the Someone asked basement for it, which was quite odd. the Name of detective. Daniel Glassman (a Civil War soldier) is disturbed and wants to confess. Detective Douglas was the one to whom he wanted to speak.

Tief down, the Bowels the asylum, locked in a room is Daniel Glassman – a bloated, half-dead old man covered in scars and bruises. It's already in the Room is Sister RoseAiren DeLaMaterFor medical assistance, he is available at ( and Get spiritual direction

As Dr. Heysinger breaks the Sealed envelope and Reads the A strangely-typed confession transports us back to 1862 and It is amazing to see what happened. It will shock all involved and make them wonder. the They are the fabric of their faith and They fight for their life.

For a deeper look, continue reading.the-scenes look at the Making of ImpuratusWhat a bumpy ride! the Asylum and Michael Yurinko’s future movie plans.

How do you define it? the advantage of being a screenwriter-director? 

Michael Yurinko: A lot of times when I write a script, I start thinking about how I’m going to make it. With Impuratus It was just for fun that I began. the Writing process and See where it went. A lot of times I’ll map out the In beats out the story. The story just began the Start and I was successful. I was able to get my diploma. the first draft I had a bird’s eye view of it and See how easy it was to nip and Tuck and Change things here and You can find them here and finally sculpt it into what I   wanted it to be.  

This screenplay was first written in the year 2000.

Guy Quigley was 10 years back. and This was something I had been trying to do for at most five years.

I’m sure COVID didn’t help the Production process.

No. No. the It was all put together at the time, but we were just forced out by it for a year. All of us took preventative measures, all attended morning safety meetings and all wore masks. and There was also testing. It was not a bad film shoot.

How do you describe the Movie in just a few words?  Why Are you aiming for people to view it? 

This is the bottom line the Daniel Glassman character. The movie is strange in how we’re following Clayton Douglas, the detective, and How he brings us to Daniel. We meet Daniel once we have met him. and we get all the How to the end, it’s a story about, I wouldn’t say being a martyr or self-sacrificing, it’s like stepping up when no one else can to help others. He There are many types of takes the role of, I’m going to be this demonic puppet so I can warn everybody, so I can educate people.

Airen DeLaMater in the film Impuratus
Airen DeLaMater in the Film Impuratus. Thundersmoke Media photo.

These were your two main locations the Penrose Strawbridge Mansion, and Pennhurst Asylum. It was so creepy to film in! the asylum? Are there any supernatural or creepy things happening during your visit? the process?

One moment. It was either a still or a frame that I can recall. the Image of the movie that wasn’t fully digitized. This was the low-resolution version. They were upstairs when it happened. the third floor in Daniel’s old room, and Airen can be described as a kind of walking through the doorway and It's almost like someone else. It was pale and distorted. and looked almost demonic. It was quite creepy.

Dylan, our DIT man, brought me to see the Image and I’m like, “That is nuts.” Everybody was still hovering. the This is what monitors are looking at. Airen, I was there and Ask her: “Are you feeling, okay?” She said that she was okay. She said she was fine, but I explained to her. “Don’t be alarmed but you may be possessed.” She looked at the Image and Like, “Oh, my God!” That was a little strange. But then, we made a high-resolution version. the footage, and It turns out that it was nothing. This was just some weird pixelation.

Continue reading the same set, at the Video Village where everybody’s sitting and You can watch the The monitors were located in an adjacent room. the set, and Daniel our driver said that he had seen a red ball almost as if it was a football. the Size of a basketball. Fly from behind everyone and Shoot out the door. His comment was: “How did you guys do that?” It was obvious that no one else had seen it. So, I’m asking him to describe this thing, but he was a little bit shaken up. He I felt that it was to do avec the movie.

You have any other stories that you would like to share? the filming?

Many. One that comes to mind is that there was also a blowing of this whistle, it’s like this Aztec death whistle to cue the Actors to listen from when Daniel screams the Basement, for everyone to react the sound.  The death whistle sounds terrifyingly like a woman having her throat hacked in. the Woods are only a half mile from the site. That’s what this thing sounds like; it’s horrific. That whistle was what I was using to reach my goal. the Motivated actors and It was a lot of stuff. But, people started to feel uncomfortable when I did that. the Like changing, building is similar to rebuilding the energy. 

Talk about what it’s like knowing you wrote this screenplay years ago; you got the movie made and People will see it March. What is it like to be a director-writer?

It is the My first film that was made with moments in it. the movie going, “Damn, that’s a movie. It feels like a movie.” I think that’s about as close as I can get to that. And for other people to see it, you’re nervous, you hope that you hit all your beats and It is logical. Because it really isn’t like a straightforward ending, it sort of kind of leaves it open-ended and you’re hoping people will understand this and that. 

This is a music genre you were raised on.

I really didn’t get into horror until I saw The Exorcist It was when I turned 13, which is quite a young age to have seen the movie. I’d watch horror movies, but I didn’t really get into movies until after I graduated high school and You wanted to become an actor for five minutes.

In high school I was always highly praised for what I wrote, so writing became a part of my life. and the Filmmaking is a thing and It was a decision that I made. The idea was only a sidebar. It became my lifelong dream. and passion.

Michael Yurinko, Writer-Director of the film, Impuratus accepts an award
Michael Yurinko, Writer-Director Of the film, Impuratus.

Five awards have already been given to the movie. How Does that make you feel?

It's a great relief. It is because the The movie was made in a narrow space. We didn’t do test screenings; we didn’t show it to anybody, which is kind of like an internal process. Guy was entering various festivals. and he just put that out there, it’s like a big weight off my shoulders. Okay, we’re at least hitting the The major characteristics of horror movies.

Why Airen DeLaMater is so perfect for this role. We are curious to know more about her performance.  I asked her about the coach she had worked with.

 Airen was the first thing I noticed. the first time in one of Guy’s other movies, Apparition. She performed the Irish maid. Although it was only a tiny part, she did an incredible job.  She was also there when I first met her. the afterparty and We kept in touch. I sent her scripts. and You can have conversations. She’s a smart person and He is a talented actor. This role originally was intended for a priest. and Guy wanted to see things change around. “lessen the testosterone in the room.” Airen was our first choice.

She was younger than I originally thought, so I adapted it to her. and She accepted, and she was grateful.   She was truly my blessing. the whole cast, everybody’s just great at their job.  That’s sort of my favorite part of it; talking with the Before we get rolling, actors. and uncovering things about Characters that even though I wrote it I’m still uncovering ideas from the characters and the story.  It’s like, “Yeah, I never thought of that.”  She’s great with that.  Yeah, she’s a complete professional.  I will work with her any day on any project, she’s awesome.

It was something I heard. the Cold temperatures and the Heating elements and You can find other similar items, and nobody complained.

Yes, there were heaters. and You would be able to take your time. and Everybody would go their car to eat lunch and Warm up.  It was made as easy as possible. Jody (Quigley) had the worst of it because there are scenes, where he’s outside.  So yes, he’s a trooper, I’ll tell you.  All of you at the The hospital looked a little more professional than it actually was. and Jody was just lying under a blanket of heating to keep her alive.

Tom Sizemore in the film Impuratus
Tom Sizemore the film, Impuratus. Thundersmoke Media photo.

We're experts Tom Sizemore’s body of work, but were there any surprises?

the first couple of days, I’m thinking, hmm, maybe we need to pump up the Energy is a bit too much here but Tom knew that character. He I knew what to do for him.  The editing of the performance was simple.  He’s a smart guy, like I said, he’s just oozing talent and That was the perfect role he played.

What about Tom’s other work?  Are there any movies that Tom made that you liked the most?

My love is Heat. I love him in Heat, that movie’s great. I was always, always– again, I might have been too young to have seen it, but his Scagnetti role in Natural Born KillersThat whole movie was a bit of an eye opener. The whole thing was almost comic-book killing. The killing was almost comical. and It was a bit strange for me. and His Scagnetti position was only, he was insane, like these men. the killers. That was a tremendous accomplishment.

Tom played a minor role in the upcoming film Point Break It was Keanu Reeves' comments that made an impression.  These were the things I absorbed before I met Tom Sizemore. It was with Tom Sizemore that this came about. Save Private Ryan and Here are some of the bigger roles he had in films. I think he’s one of our finer actors working right now. He He is very humble and generous. Tom is a very nice person to have around.

Robert Miano in the film, Impuratus.
Robert Miano in the film, Impuratus. Thundersmoke Media photo.

What about your relationship to Robert Miano?

Robert is a firecracker. Which I also love. Tom looks more like. “I got an idea.  I’m going to go this way.” Robert will “What about this?”  “What does this mean?”  “Do I think I should be wearing a bowtie?”  He We will analyse everything and That gets me to think in different ways.  It’s like, “You know what, let’s try it this way,” “That way.”  And he’ll go all day long too.  Robert will be playing all day.  He Is smart and has great energy and Has a wonderful sense of humor.  It was a great experience. I enjoyed it.

Do you and Will Guy and I work again together?  Is your next movie on the horizon?

Yes, I’d love to. You have the script written for the prequel to Impuratus. This event takes place September the Months before Impuratus. It is not easy to find little things. the This movie talks about it. It’s the A nurse who wrote it up the confession, it’s that story. How Was that confession made? And it’s a bizarre, bizarre film. I’d love to be able to do that.

Guy speaks also of a sequel. Impuratus. I have some ideas but I don’t have them written, yet. I can’t really speak on that one. We created more material than this one. However, we did have a lot of material. the Lockdowns were my favorite thing about which I was able to spend all of my time creating scripts. and Three of them are available.