Introduction: What is the Production of “Highlander Mountain House & the Rruffed Grouse Tavern” Like?

Both the Highlader Mountain House and the Ruffed Grouse Tavern are examples of “backstory.” They are both products of more than a decade of research and concept, but their backstories have been featured in many media reports and documentaries. The purpose of this article is to examine the similarities (and dissimilarities) of both productions and possibly refer interested readers to additional sources.
The Highlader Mountain House & the Ruffed Grouse Tavern are conceptualized as movies that were in the “development stage” of production until they were canned by a Hollywood studio (Hollywood Studios, later changed their name to Paramount Pictures) during the early 1990s. The story of the Highlader Mountain House is based on the research many people have been doing and the stories they have heard from those who worked on projects in this genre. The Ruffed Grouse Tavern is based on a variety of stories about locations, actors and even some movies. The two were created with different concepts and different marketing plans, but the basic feature story was similar to both production companies’ ideas (and to some extent, the stories that they’ve heard).
According to the Highlander Mountain House’s backstory:

highlander mountain house & the ruffed grouse tavern
highlander mountain house & the ruffed grouse tavern

What is a Film?

A “film” is a collection of pictures and sounds that play simultaneously on a screen. It is a story. The story can be a single idea, or several connected ideas, or it can be the whole story – all of it. Film can be a show, or a motion picture. Film is not limited to the motion picture medium. Film can be used as an advertising medium and is also used in teaching. Film is one of the most popular forms of art, and the way people communicate.
“Film” is an abbreviated word for “moving picture”. It comes from the Italian “film”, which means a strip of paper or cloth used to create moving pictures or moving images. The word first appeared in English around 1909/1910 (although a fragmentary reference to it had been found earlier). The word first appeared in German around 1825, where it meant something like screen, screen-play or movie.
Moving pictures, moving images or films are pieces that use a series of still images which change over time to give the impression of movement. The first moving image is thought to be the Phenakistoscope, invented by Joseph Plateau in the 1830s. It used the illusion of movement and a series of still images at different speeds to create an animation. The phenakistoscope was not developed into a film, as it lacked a repeat viewing mode.

highlander mountain house & the ruffed grouse tavern
highlander mountain house & the ruffed grouse tavern

The Importance of Filmmaking in Today’s Society

Filmmaking has been going on for over 100 years, and during that time it has changed the way we see the world. It has allowed us to communicate with pictures instead of just words. The earliest “films” were called “flickers.” They were a series of pictures of everyday life that worked together to create a story. Now these “flikkers” have become motion pictures and are part of our everyday lives. Like newspapers and television, these cameras capture a slice of our everyday lives and they use those slices to tell a story. The newspaper industry has been around for hundreds of years, televisions only a few decades. The film industry was the most recent of these entertainment industries to hit the scene. It is said that Thomas Edison invented the first motion picture camera in 1891. Since that time the film industry has grown and matured into an art form rivaling theater and has become a part of our everyday life much like radio, television, and newspapers have. Although many people say that the film industry is nothing more than a glorified advertising medium, I strongly disagree. I think movies are constantly being used as a medium of communication that changes the way we think and perceive life.

highlander mountain house & the ruffed grouse tavern
highlander mountain house & the ruffed grouse tavern

Why “Highlander Mountain House & The Rruffed Gretch Tavern”?

How did this happen? Where did these things come from? When we stop to look at nature, we can see our own reflection in its beauty. So what is it that separates us when we look at nature? I began to wonder where these things came from and how they first appeared on this earth. It was one of those moments when the world seemed to slow down, and I became intoxicated by all that surrounds me. I then started to search for answers, and googled the phrase “the beginning of time”. To my surprise, there were thousands of links that led me to believe that I am only one of multiple billions living within this universe. I then read more on how this world came about and how everything began with a single cell. I then thought, “maybe it’s something as simple as that.” I soon found myself confused and unable to wrap my head around who I was in this world, and what my purpose was. If humans came from something we all shared a common ancestor, then why am I not related to everybody else? How did I get here? Where did I come from? What is the purpose of life?

highlander mountain house & the ruffed grouse tavern
highlander mountain house & the ruffed grouse tavern

How did Peter Straub Make “Highlander Mountain House and The Rruffed Gretch Tavern”?

The Highlander Mountain House is the first of its kind in New England. It is a “product” of imagination and a long time of research and training. The Highlander Mountain House is a multimedia touring attraction that combines the features of a restaurant, night club, and theater with the story of two men. The Highlander Mountain House is an ongoing production that tells the story of two men, Ben and Matt, and the reason why Ben left his home in the East and moved to a remote mountain hideaway in New England. It is a story about life and about relationships. It is about the clash between reason and fate. It is about the clash between good and evil. It is about survival.
On a cold Winter night, Ben awakes from a nightmare to find his friend Matt crouched over him with a knife in his hand and the blood from his friend’s body spattered all over the walls of the cabin. Ben springs towards Matt as Matt plunges the knife into Ben’s back. Ben pushes the knife away and runs out of the cabin. As he runs away, he looks back over his shoulder to see Matt pull his friend’s head off and throw it at him.

highlander mountain house & the ruffed grouse tavern
highlander mountain house & the ruffed grouse tavern