You had me at elderly Satanists...

Having a child has granted me a newfound understanding/appreciation of parents in Horror movies. Whether it’s Louis Creed burying his son in a cursed, ancient burial ground, or Lee Abbott sealing his fate with a well-timed scream in A Quiet Place–I get it now.

But while Mom and Dad are often front and center in the genre space, Grandma and Grandpa tend to see a little less attention–enter Anything for Jackson, a movie where Grandma and Grandpa are a couple of Satanic kidnappers capable of delivering reverse exorcisms!

a clever, often funny, and delightfully mean-spirited tale of elderly Satanists – Matthew Kiernan

Anything for Jackson is making its world premiere at the 2020 Fantasia International Film Festival on September 2nd. We’ll have a spoiler-free review soon, but we have the debut poster and plot synopsis to share now! We’ll be tracking this one for a while, so stay tuned.

The film stars Sheila McCarthy (Die Hard 2, The Umbrella Academy), Julian Richings (Orphan Black, Supernatural), Konstantina Mantelos (A Christmas Crush), Josh Cruddas (Polar), and Yannick Bisson (Another Wolfcop, Murdoch Mysteries).

After losing their only grandson in a car accident, grief-stricken Audrey (Sheila McCarthy) and Henry (JulianRichings), a doctor, kidnaps his pregnant patient with the intentions of performing a “reverse Exorcism”, putting Jackson inside her unborn child. It doesn’t take long to figure out Jackson isn’t the only ghost the grandparents invited into their home.  Now it’s a race against time for the couple, as well as the pregnant woman to figure a way out of the haunting they’ve set upon themselves.