October 7, 2020

The Filmmaker Society Director, David De Souza

The Filmmaker Society, an award-winning cooperative of filmmakers in Delray Beach, has a craving for unusual stories with cinematic visuals. And their latest project, Woodlandish Ghoul, scratches this itch in the truest sense. A short horror film, Woodlandish Ghoul was inspired by the poem, Ulalume, written by the master of the macabre, Edgar Allen Poe. Poe’s poem takes place on a gloomy night in the "lonesome October" as a tormented narrator wanders the woods following a mysterious star. Just as the narrator calms his soul, he realizes he has unconsciously walked to the grave of his "lost Ulalume" on the very night he had buried her the year before.

Filming scenes for "Woodlandish Ghoul" in Delray Beach

"I remember reading this poem and visualizing how dark and creepy this story is,” said David De Souza, founder of The Filmmaker Society and director of Woodlandish Ghoul. “It was right around Halloween, and I felt inspired to write a short film that matched the tones of the poem. Luckily, we were able to find a perfect spot in Delray Beach to film a key scene!” With the filming now wrapped, the Woodlandish Ghoul is expected to make her ghostly appearance in time for Halloween. For more on The Filmmaker Society, creep on over to


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