From Ray Russell, fiction editor of Playboy Magazine, and author of classics such as Incubus, Sardonicus and The Case Against Satan, comes Tennessee Gothic, a feature-lenth horror/comedy photographed on 16mm film.
Adapted from Russell’s short story, American Gothic, and brought to the screen by multi-award-winning filmmaker Jeff Wedding, Tennessee Gothic is an audacious look at farm life told through the eyes of Caleb (William Ryan Watson), the teenage son of a dim-witted widower (Victor Hollingsworth).
When a beautiful young woman (Jackie Kelly) is found bloodied on a country road, a farmer and his son offer her refuge in their home. This living situation quickly escalates from hysterical comedy to maddening horror once the woman’s true nature is revealed.
Playing on themes displayed in folklore (most 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.
GypsyRoot Releasing is proud to announce the North American Premiere of Tennessee Gothic at the historic Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, TN on October 15th 2019, followed by a VOD and Special Edition Blu-Ray release that same day!