Horror has a preoccupation with the past. Perhaps because the past is full of secrets, the things your family or friends never told you and maybe you always wondered…what really happened? How can you ever know for sure? Will it forever haunt you? The past and the secrets it holds are at the center of the new film Jack Goes Home
Here’s the official summary:
“Jack Thurlowe (Rory Culkin) is a successful magazine editor with a beautiful fiancée Cleo (Britt Robertson) who is seven months pregnant with their first child. However, this perfect life is turned upside down when Jack discovers that his parents have suffered a brutal car accident back in his hometown. His beloved father has perished while his mother Teresa (Lin Shaye) has survived. Upon returning home for the funeral, the volatile nature of Jack and Teresa’s relationship boils to the surface and the constant barrage of sympathy from the town starts to weigh on Jack’s grieving process.
With the arrival of a mysterious new neighbor, Duncan (Louis Hunter), Jack finds audio recordings and video tapes left behind by his father that lead him to question childhood memories and the very foundation of his identity. With pressure mounting and sanity crumbling, Jack comes to learn that the idyllic world he has believed in since infancy is in fact a nightmare playground full of lies, deception, violence and murder.”
Written and directed by Thomas Dekker, Jack Goes Home boasts a stellar cast, including Rory Culkin, Natasha Lyonne and horror legend herself Lin Shaye. An official selection at South by Southwest, the film centers around the past, the secrets within it and the horror that ensues. In addition, if secrets are brought to light, what will they do to your mental state? Jack Goes Home promises an in-depth psychological thriller, while delivering on some terrifying moments. You’ll even get to see horror royalty Lin Shaye’s in action as Jack’s unstable mother. A bloody good time, if you ask me. Check out the trailer below.
You can catch Jack Goes Home in select theaters and on demand via VOD October 14th