Chauncey -Theater 1 Wed, Nov 13, 2019 10:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:director Jeff Wedding in person!
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:88 minutes
Director:Jeff Wedding (A Measure of Sin)
Year Released:2019
Production Country:USA


Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Big Grove Boomtown Ale tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

"Tennessee Gothic is an unexpected treat."
- Jim Morazzini, Voices From the Balcony

"This is an amped-up Southern Gothic tale with a fantastic performance from Jackie Kelly that runs the gamut from innocent to anything but in the blink of an eye." - DanXIII, Horror Fuel

From Ray Russell, fiction editor of Playboy Magazine, and author of horror classics such as Incubus, Sardonicus and The Case Against Satan, comes Tennessee Gothic. Adapted from Russell's short story, American Gothic, and brought to the screen by 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.