Films

The Lost (film)

Once upon a time, a boy named Ray Pye put crushed beer cans in his boots to make himself taller. But this is no fairy tale: For suburban sociopath Ray (Marc Senter) and his friends, small-town life is a dead-end road of sex, drugs, liars, and losers. And what begins with a sudden act of senseless violence will climax in a mind-blowing frenzy of depravity…with the worst still to come. Michael Bowen (Kill Bill), Dee Wallace-Stone (Rob Zombie’s Halloween), Ed Lauter (True Romance), Megan Henning (Seventh Heaven), Katie Cassidy (Black Christmas), and Erin Brown (aka Misty Mundae) co-star in this controversial shocker adapted from the infamous novel by Jack Ketchum and based on a true story that stunned America.

The Girl Next Door (film)

In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters are placed in the care of their mentally unstable Aunt Ruth (Emmy® winner Blanche Baker of Holocaust). But Ruth s depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that involve her young sons, the neighborhood children, and one 12-year-old boy whose life will be changed forever. William Atherton (Die Hard), Catherine Mary Stewart (Night of the Comet) and Grant Show (Melrose Place) co-star in this devastating drama adapted from the controversial best seller by Jack Ketchum that Rue Morgue Magazine called one of the most disturbing reads in the history of horror literature.

Red (film)

An older, reclusive man, Avery, (Brian Cox) has a best friend in his dog Red. When three teens kill Red for no reason, Avery sets out for justice and redemption, attempting to follow the letter of the law. But when the law fails him, and the boys’ father (Tom Sizemore) clearly defines right and wrong in his own way, Avery must use whatever means possible.

Offspring (film)

THEY HUNT IN PACKS. THEY FEED ON FLESH. THEY PREY ON INNOCENCE. Back with a vengeance and an insatiable appetite for human flesh…THEIR TIME HAS COME AGAIN. Based on the acclaimed novel and adapted for the screen by best-selling author Jack Ketchum, Offspring follows the survivors of a brutal flesh-eating clan that has resurfaced in the once sleepy town of Dead River, Maine. The locals are in for a rude awakening when they realize it’s the same pack that the sheriff thought he’d killed off a decade ago. Just when they thought the nightmare was over, theyre about to discover that the fight for their lives has only just begun.

The Woman (film)

A disturbing tale of torture and dirty little secrets that can haunt any seemingly harmless neighborhood. The story follows a successful country lawyer who captures and attempts to ‘civilize’ the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast in the wild for decades, thereby putting the lives of his family in extreme jeopardy.

Mail Order (film)

A Wall Street trader who’s addicted to snuff films thinks he sees an ex-girlfriend starring in one. Directed by Eric Shapiro, this short film is an adaptation of Mail Order, a short story by Jack Ketchum (The Girl Next Door, Red, The Woman).

XX (film)

An all-female helmed horror anthology featuring four dark tales written and directed by women. Includes an adaptation of The Box, directed by Jovanka Vuckovic.

Darlin’ (film)

Found at a Catholic hospital filthy and ferocious, feral teenager Darlin’ is whisked off to a care home run by The Bishop and his obedient nuns where she is to be tamed into a “good girl.” However, Darlin’ holds a dark secret and she is not traveling alone. The Woman, equally fierce and feral, who raised her, is ever present and is determined to come for her no matter who tries to step in her way.

 

Continuing the twistedly vicious adventure of Lucky McKee’s cult hit The Woman, Darlin’ sees standout star Pollyanna McIntosh both in front of and behind the camera.

 

Based on characters created by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee

 

Executive Producers: Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee

 

Written and Directed by Pollyanna McIntosh

The Cult of Ichi (film)

Bonus feature on the American DVD and Blu Ray release of Takashi Miike’s cult classic, Ichi the Killer, featuring interviews with Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee (among others).

Dark Dreamers (TV series)

They have created the dreams that mark our nightmares, forging an unforgettable world of dark fantasy, horror and suspense. After thirty years of accruing in-depth interviews, award-winning author Stanley Wiater has created the ultimate video library of horror icons as SMASH VISION presents “Dark Dreamers; – Volume One.” This four-DVD set features one-on-one interviews with over 30 writers, directors, producers, actors and SFX artists – including “I Am Legend” author Richard Matheson. From John Landis to Stan Winston; Forrest J Ackerman to Clive Barker; John Saxon to Wes Craven; Sean S. Cunningham to Larry Cohen….. the artistic world of horror would not exist without these dark dreamers. Why did they enter this dimension? How did they make their mark? What is it about their craft that drives their passion? Respected journalist and horror aficionado Stanley Wiater spent decades developing relationships with renowned subjects, and their stories will entertain, enlighten, and perhaps …

 

Also includes an interview with Jack Ketchum

The Life of Death (film)

This documentary explores how death is perceived by group horror professionals and its influence on their work. Includes interviews and insights from Troma head honcho Lloyd Kaufman, Artist Bob Fingerman, Jack Ketchum, special effects artist Tom Sullivan (Evil Dead), and Scream Queens Debbie Rochon and Caroline Munro (Dr. Phibes, Maniac), along with a host of many other others.

Beyond Blood (film)

High Tension, Inside, Martyrs, Frontier(s) and Them. In the years of 2003 to 2008, those sensational and innovative horror movies were made and left huge impact around the world. This movement is called New Wave of French Horror. This film explores the meaning and hidden secrets of this significant movement.

 

Features interviews with Jack Ketchum

Header (film)

Based on the story by Edward Lee, Header portrays the grueling psychological journey taken by ATF Agent Stewart Cummings. On the surface, Stewart struggles to solve a string of bizarre murders, but in secret, his life falls into a world of corruption that’s impossible to escape. Deceit, rape, and murder spiral out of control triggering a hellish conclusion that defies description.

 

Features cameos by Edward Lee and Jack Ketchum