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The Miranda Murders: Lost Tapes of Leonard Lake and Charles Ng

Delve into the minds of serial killers Leonard Lake and Charlie Ng with this horrifying found footage film, spanning the 1983-1984 killing spree that shocked California and the nation.

  • Matthew Rosvally
    Haunted Routes, Puppets, Horror Show Theater
  • Guil Claveria
  • Matthew Rosvally
  • Guil Claveria
  • Kelci C. Miguel
    Key Cast
    Midsummer Nightmares, The Sunday Night Slaughter
  • Johanna Rae
    Key Cast
    Psychos, The Dead Site, All Through The House
  • Alan Bernhoft
    Key Cast
    The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Rock and Roll Musical
  • Sara Barrett
    Key Cast
    Deadly Famous
  • David Oman
    Key Cast
    The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter, Haunted History, Ghost Adventures, The House At The End Of The Drive
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller, True Crime
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 13 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Matthew Rosvally

Throughout his life, Matthew Rosvally has been an avid storyteller, who throughout many different periods of his life has had experience both on and off stage and in front of and behind the camera. For 8 years, he trained as an actor at the Neighborhood Playhouse and the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City. His most notable performance at the time was as one of the main cast of Neil Simon's The Good Doctor.

He took filmmaking classes in 2004 at the New York Film Academy and received a Bachelors in the Filmmaking department at Full Sail University. Throughout this period in his life, he practiced filming a variety of spec commercials on his off hours in order to hone his craft and learn the skills needed to make a movie that were not necessarily taught in class, such as the tenacity needed to complete a project even if at the eleventh hour it looks as though a production may fall apart.

In 2010, he shot the award winning short documentary, Manhattan’s Monster, about New York horror performance artist Sammy Mena (which can be viewed at the following link: ). Shortly afterward, he moved to Hollywood, where he supplemented his income as a special effects makeup artist, a scare actor and a variety of other odd crew jobs on various independent films, the first one being Chromeskull, Laid to Rest 2. While crewing up, he spearheaded his own web series titled Horror Show Theater, a independent series of horror shorts, released in 2013 (a total of 10 episodes, which can be viewed here: ).

In 2016, Matt collaborated with his current producer, Guil Claveria, produce the web series Haunted Routes, a travel series where Matt and Guil travel across the country visiting unique business and haunted locations (One of their more popular videos, where they spend the night in the Clown Motel, can be viewed here: ). Matt's feature film directorial debut is The Miranda Murders: Lost Tapes of Leonard Lake and Charles Ng.

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Director Statement

The Miranda Murders is the true story of Leonard Lake and Charles Ng, two murderers who between December of 1983 and June of 1984, kidnapped over twenty women and filmed themselves attempting to condition their victims into becoming their "off the shelf sex partner". After the trial, the "Miranda tapes" were hidden away from the public.

I believe horror stories are most important to tell, as they force the audience to face the things that ultimately hold them back in life, wether it be a literal person trying to kill you or an allegorical creature looking to steal your soul away. I personally prefer my horror stories with a psychological twist, as the things that scare me the most are the situations that one enters when one believes everything in their world is ok, but in fact they were doomed to fail from the very beginning.