The Home unfolds after a young man is nearly killed during a horrible accident that leaves him physically and emotionally scarred. To recuperate, he is taken to a secluded nursing home where the elderly residents appear to be suffering from delusions. But after witnessing a violent attack, he soon realizes that the screams behind the walls are caused by more than hallucinations, and the residents are being preyed upon by twisted, monstrous nightmares that lurk within the home itself.
I would have pegged this as a “Remember This” piece, but there’s nothing to remember. Grizzly II: The Predator was never released. In fact, it was never even finished – most of the stuff with the bear remains to be shot (and never will be given that the film is almost 30 years old). But it has an insane cast featuring George Clooney, Laura Dern, Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest), Timothy Spall (Prisoner Of Azkaban) and John Rhys-Davies (The Lord Of The Rings, Raiders Of The Lost Ark).
I’ve been hearing about this lost sequel to Grizzly forever and have always thought it sounded insanely awesome. An 18 foot Grizzly Bear invades a rock concert? I would buy a ticket to this, finished or not, in a heartbeat. So obviously I was stoked when I came across this clip this morning, but I was a little bit disappointed to learn that Clooney – a national treasure in my mind – wasn’t working the rock concert. In fact, he actually seems to be a part of the opening kill. READ MORE
Cassadaga starts with that old tale of a kid lopping off his penis with a pair of scissors due to the fact that his mother has issues with him dressing up in women’s clothing. From here we enter into a story that has so many different directional plot points, that following it becomes a task. It is a shame, too, because many of the ideas presented could have made a phenomenal film, yet throwing them all into one pot makes for a jumbled piece of storytelling.
Lily (Kelen Coleman) is a post lingual deaf woman – which is to say she lost her hearing after she learned to speak – so her speech is perfectly normal. The fact Lily she can’t hear is hard to detect in the story – due to the fact that most deaf people presented in film have either a different phonetic matter of speaking or they have a tell tale sign of always using sign language, etc. Lily’s deafness is not fully shown until well into the movie when she actually tells another character that she is deaf. There are a few clues along the way, and it could have actually been explained prior to this, though I was unable to pick up on it. Being deaf doesn’t really come into play in the movie at all. Yes, Lily and her friends go to a psychic to contact Lily’s sister that has passed away – and yes, Lily “hears” the ghost of a murdered woman call out to her – but the fact that Lily can’t hear really doesn’t matter. There is never a revolutionary turn of events as result of it. Also, Lily is an artist that teaches painting to children in some sort of therapeutic manner so they can empower themselves. After being haunted by the murdered woman, Lily begins painting clues as to where her body is. All of this painting still has no pay off in the movie and is another ill fitting piece of the puzzle. READ MORE
Cassadaga tells the story of Lily Morel (Kelen Coleman), a post-lingually deaf artist, who participates in a séance in the spiritualist community of Cassadaga. But instead of getting closure with her recently departed sister, Lily contacts the vengeful ghost of a murdered woman. As the ghost becomes increasingly angry and violent, Lily rushes to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death – a task that will bring her face-to-face with a sadistic serial killer who turns his victims into human marionette dolls.
Here’s the theatrical poster art for Archstone Distribution’s newly acquired horror/thriller, Cassadaga, opening day-and-date in theaters and On Demand October 11 from director Anthony DiBlasi’s (The Midnight Meat Train, Dread)
Cassadaga stars Kelen Coleman (FOX’s “The Mindy Project,” Children of the Corn: Genesis) and Kevin Alejandro (HBO’s “True Blood,” CBS’s “Golden Boy”) and will be available for download across digital providers including iTunes and Xbox, and On Demand across DIRECTV, DISH Network and select cable providers.
“Cassadaga tells the story of Lily Morel (Kelen Coleman), a post-lingually deaf artist, who participates in a séance in the spiritualist community of Cassadaga. But instead of getting closure with her recently departed sister, Lily contacts the vengeful ghost of a murdered woman. As the ghost becomes increasingly angry and violent, Lily rushes to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death – a task that will bring her face-to-face with a sadistic serial killer who turns his victims into human marionette dolls.”
Cassadaga is produced and written by Scott Poiley and Bruce Wood, and co-stars Louise Fletcher (Showtime’s “Shameless,” The Last Sin Eater), Rus Blackwell and Lucas Beck. READ MORE
Dread director Anthony DiBlasi’s Cassadaga is to kick off Archstone Distribution 2013 slate, reports Screen Daily.
The Los Angeles-based international sales company is branching out into US distribution and plans to release up to six titles in the New Year. Cassadaga will open in the top 10 markets in the second half of 2013.
“The story centres on a girl who seeks solace in a spiritualist community following the death of her younger sister.” Kelen Coleman and Kevin Alejandro star.
DiBlasi directed from a screenplay by producers Scott Poiley and Bruce Wood. The film premiered at ScreamFest LA 2011. READ MORE