"Haunting Melissa" wants to challenge the boundaries of filmmaking by putting a ghost in your (iOS) machine...
To keep viewers hooked on “Haunting Melissa” even though there isn’t a regular schedule, the creators developed technology to allow them to add dynamic story elements to each chapter. In other words, if viewers re-watch a chapter, they see or hear different things that add new layers to the narrative and help set the atmosphere of the ghost story.
Another challenge was how to create a mood for viewers watching the film alone on their iPad or iPhone. Edelstein and his team focused on sound, testing for iOS devices and outputting for stereo instead of 5.1 surround-sound systems. ”Haunting Melissa” is like a technologically updated “The Blair Witch Project” in that it derives much of its atmosphere from the POVs of characters filming or using video chat on their own mobile devices. Edelstein says he was inspired by the 1999 film, as well as “Lake Mungo,” another horror mockumentary....'