Midnight Bayou

Midnight Bayou

DVD - 2009
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Successful lawyer Declan Fitzpatrick gives up his practice to buy Manet Hall, a newly restored plantation manor near New Orleans. Legend has it that the house is haunted, and when Declan observes a mysterious presence at the mansion, he invites Cajun local Lena Simone to investigate the paranormal activity.
Alternative Title: Nora Roberts' Midnight bayou
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2009.
ISBN: 9781435984417
1435984412
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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jswolfmcguire
Jul 27, 2012

The real star of this turkey is Oak Alley, the magnificent mansion about 2 hours west of New Orleans along the fabled River Road, and which was also used at the beginning of "Interview with the Vampire". The notorious lady of the manor back in the 1700's somehow killed all the Spanish moss in the oaks for some reason, and they still can't make any grow back to this day. Legend hints at voodoo. The place is also really haunted. I remember the guide saying near the garden trellis that you see in the wedding scene is called The Whistling Walk, because the kitchen slaves were made to whistle as they approached the house from that side so the mistress would know they were coming in. I think the guides said she murdered one of them, and the ghostly whistling is still heard sometimes by staff. The scenes of New Orleans also are worth watching this straight to video effort.

nypl_ottendorfer Apr 09, 2012

Declan uncovers a shocking secret that has been hidden for more than 100 years

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obolton
Oct 07, 2011

I enjoyed the mystique of the new orleans creole/cajun special gifts

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darkorion98
Aug 29, 2010

This was a pretty good movie considering it was a low budget Nora Roberts based movie.

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