‘Unwanted,” a film shot in East Texas, has its premiere Monday in Longview

(Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)

“Unwanted,” a movie made in East Texas, will have its premiere at 6:30 p.m. Monday at The Reserve, U.S. Highway 259 in Longview.

The writer and director, Paul Foster, and many on the crew and cast will take part, said, Lisa Hawkins, a public relations representative helping promote the event.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. and an after party with refreshments will follow. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased via the film’s website, unwantedthemovie.com.

The movie is about a young couple who move into an old house in a rural community only to discover that the house is haunted and has a dark secret.

Primary filming took place at the Holman House, a 103-year-old home in Pittsburg, Texas, that is said to be haunted by the spirit of a young girl. The story is based in part on paranormal experiences inside the house by families and their guests.

Foster, an East Texas native, has said that he was aware of the stories of the home being haunted and spent time in the house and with the owners.

Second Hand Productions, an independent film company, held casting calls in Longview and cast several East Texans in roles.

Filming took place during several months early last year at the house, in Gladewater and at other East Texas locations.

Ms. Hawkins said participants at the premiere will have a chance to purchase promotional items and take part in a raffle to win a prop from the film. The money raised by the raffle will be donated to the videography department at Pittsburg High School.

The production company is accepting donations to help secure distribution, according to information on its website.

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