Kane Hodder Investigates Haunted NC Hotel in ‘Balsam’

Horror Icon Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th Part VII, VIII, IX, X, Hatchet franchise) leads a team of paranormal investigators as they investigate The Grand Old Lady Hotel in Balsam, North Carolina in the new documentary feature film Balsam: A Paranormal Investigation.

The Grand Old Lady Hotel is a 112-year-old, 40,000 square foot hotel with a disturbing past. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, the hotel is referred to by locals as the south’s Stanley Hotel, likening it to that which the Overlook in The Shining is inspired by.

While Kane Hodder is notorious for his role as Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th franchise, he is an experienced paranormal investigator and a founding member of the Hollywood Ghost Hunters. Kane has investigated the Pico House in Los Angeles, California with Zak Bagans on Ghost Adventures.

Director Tony H. Cadwell says, “This is a paranormal investigation like no other. You have an experienced team lead by a horror icon. We had this amazing 40,000 square foot hotel all to ourselves to investigate. Nothing was scripted. We just went in and tried to document any paranormal activity that we could. The evidence that we collected in this film is just shocking.”

Hodder adds, “I would have to say that this location is for me personally the most activity I guess you can say that I have witnessed.”

Balsam is executive produced by White Glove Productions’ Tom Sulkowski (Mechanic: Resurrection) and H13 Media’s Tony H. Cadwell, with Kane Hodder serving as a producer on the project. The film stars Kane Hodder, Amanda Hannah, Mark A. Richardson, and Maeve Ybanez.

Balsam: A Paranormal Investigation is out now and available to stream on various Digital platforms, from H13 Media.

You can watch the official trailer and a clip from the film below.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.