Now picture-locked with post-production visual effects finalized at Baltimore’s Suited Four Productions, House of Good and Evil has collected foreign distribution offers and generated viral social media hype through its Facebook fan page.
Using a 1914 Presbyterian boarding school, House of Good and Evil was shot on location in beautiful Floyd County, Va. As a special thanks to the community of Floyd, the film is scheduled to screen June 29 at Floyd County’s Chantilly Festival Farm.
Writer-producer Blu de Golyer’s psycho-thriller follows the story of a young couple who move from the fast paced life of Baltimore to an isolated home nestled deep in the woods of Appalachia in a last-chance effort to save their deteriorating marriage. They quickly find out extraordinary evil has followed them to their new address.
“This is a classic genre piece in the vein of The Shining,” de Golyer said. “This movie has irresistible subtlety, gripping ambiguity and an unsettling feeling that something’s just not right from its opening credits to its final cut to black.”
Renowned cinematographer David Mun (The Road to Freedom) directed the film and said, “We’re presenting a relatable, yet conflicted couple thrust into unwonted circumstances. Rachel and Christian became multi-dimensional protagonists who are completely consumed in their search for normalcy. The house pumps to life with a magnetizing heartbeat all its own and I believe audiences will be fascinated to peel back the story’s veiled truth.”
Rachel Marie Lewis, who burst onto the scene in 2012 for her leading role in the eight-time indie award nominee Transatlantic Coffee, stars as Maggie Conley.
"Rachel Marie Lewis owns every frame of this film!” said Dennis Willis, film critic and host of Flick Nation Radio. “[It’s] a slow-churning descent into madness that sits squarely on the petite shoulders of Rachel Marie Lewis. Don't be fooled. Lewis is like a caged animal in this breakout performance!"
Starring opposite Lewis is Christian Oliver, who plays Chris Conley. Oliver is a German import known for his acting in Steven Soderbergh’s Oscar nominated The Good German and The Wachowski Brothers’ Speed Racer. Oliver also produced the film with de Golyer and Mark Rickard.
Co-starring are Marietta Marich (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Jordan Rhodes (All the King’s Men), Rob Neukirch (One Night at McCool’s) and Bo Keister (Remember the Titans).
House of Good and Evil originally featured attachments from would-be director Clint Howard, brother of two-time Oscar winner Ron Howard, and Tippi Hedren, the Alfred Hitchcock blond who famously made moviegoers terrified of The Birds. Hedren left the project due to a minor health scare two days prior to filming. The 83-year old made a full recovery and continues to be an avid supporter of the film.