Kwakutl Films, LLC has released a promotional poster and teaser trailer for Widow’s Point, the upcoming supernatural thriller starring Craig Sheffer (Nightbreed, One Tree Hill). Based on the critically acclaimed book by New York Times bestselling author Richard Chizmar and his son Billy, the film was written for the screen and directed by cult filmmaker Gregory Lamberson (Slime City, Johnny Gruesome). Tamar Lamberson produced, with Chizmar and Erin Elizabeth Heald serving as executive producers.
Down on his luck author Thomas Livingston (Sheffer) spends a weekend locked inside a haunted lighthouse as a publicity stunt for a book he is writing about the murders, suicides, and disappearances which have occurred at the mysterious location over the course of a century. As he uncovers the lighthouse’s terrifying secrets, sinister forces drive him to the brink of madness and a confrontation with cosmic horror.
Katelynn E. Newberry and Dominic Luongo co-star as Livingston’s associates. Kaelin Lamberson portrays Delaney Collins, the daughter of the lighthouse keeper in 1933, who faces the same Lovecraftian evil that targets Sheffer’s character in the present. Willow Xylia Anwar, John Renna, Richard Satterwhite, Amy Hoffman, and Michael Thurber play supporting roles.
“The film takes place primarily in the present,” says director Lamberson, “with detours to 1933, 1987, and 2006. The focus is on Craig’s character, and we were lucky to get him as our lead because he delivered a real tour de force performance that people are going to remember.”
Widow’s Point filmed at various locations in Western New York last August, including the Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and Veterans Museum Park. Associate producers include Armand John Petri, who co-composed the score with Joe Rozler; Kim Piazza, who plays Delaney’s mother; and Bruce and Vicki Liebowitz. The producers intend to screen the film at select festivals while pursuing distribution.