Actor Thomas Dekker (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Fear Clinic) makes his sophomore effort in the wrter/director’s seat in this psychological horror with deeply personal roots.  The film made its premiere earlier this year at SXSW, review here, and will finally get a release just in time for the Halloween season.

Written and directed by Thomas Dekker, Jack Goes Home stars Rory Culkin (Scream 4, Intruders), Britt Robertson, Lin Shaye (Insidious), Louis Hunter, Natasha Lyonne, and Daveigh Chase (The Ring, Donnie Darko).

Jack Goes Home will be released in select theaters and on VOD /Digital platforms on October 14th, 2016.

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.

Jack Goes Home