October 25th 9:30pm at The Screening Room 127 E. Congress
2019, USA, 88 Min
Directed by Jeff Wedding
Cast: William Ryan Watson, Jackie Kelly, Victor Hollingsworth
**HORROR/ SEX / COMEDY SHOT ON 16MM KODAK MOTION PICTURE FILM*
TENNESSEE GOTHIC is a feature-length motion picture Written for the Screen & Directed by JEFF WEDDING. Adapted from the short story AMERICAN GOTHIC by horror master, Ray Russell (SARDONICUS, X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES, INCUBUS). TENNESSEE GOTHIC tells the story of Sylvia (JACKIE KELLY), a beautiful young girl seeking shelter after a brutal attack. Invited to stay on a farm with a dim-witted widower (VICTOR HOLLINGSWORTH) and his teenage son (WILLIAM RYAN WATSON), Sylvia soon demonstrates it’s much more than shelter she’s after.
Playing on themes displayed in folklore (notably the ballad LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI by John Keats), TENNESSEE GOTHIC is at times uproariously funny while maintaining a dark tone throughout, including a healthy dose of debauchery and violence.