SXSW ’16 exclusive: Rory Culkin talks “JACK GOES HOME”
Premiering at the current SXSW Film Festival as a Midnighter attraction next Monday, JACK GOES HOME is the story of a very strange homecoming, and the latest genre vehicle for young actor Rory Culkin, who gave FANGORIA some exclusive words on the movie.
Culkin, who played Mel Gibson’s son in M. Night Shyamalan’s SIGNS and has since appeared in the likes of SCREAM 4 and this year’s INTRUDERS (both of which he discussed here), has the title role in JACK GOES HOME. “He finds out that his father had died, so he has to go home for the funeral,” Culkin explains. “And then he finds these things in the attic and has this rush of memories of his childhood, all these things he forgot, and it just unravels from there. It’s crazy; I saw a cut of it a little while ago, and it’s madness. I feel like people who visit your site will really be into this one.”
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Jack Goes Home
Plays at Drafthouse Ritz on March 14th at midnight, South Lamar Drafthouse on March 15th at 11:15 pm and March 16th at 2:30 pm – MD
What It Is: An ominous feature starring Rory Culkin as a young man who returns home to take care of his mother after she survives a horrific car crash that kills his father. But when he returns home, he stumbles across some dark secrets from their family history.
Why We’re Excited: Culkin is an underappreciated actor and Jack Goes Home looks to be an excellent vehicle for his simmering intensity and moodiness, but beyond that it has a promising visual sense, making it a potential successor to previous SXSW hits like Oculus and The Invitation. The trailer doesn’t give much in the way of details of what the story even is, but the flashback sequences it teases are deeply unsettling. What is shown appears to be on the level of other descents into cinematic insanity, like In the Mouth of Madness and The Shining.
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Cast and Crew Talk Thomas Dekker’s Jack Goes Home
Production has commenced on writer/director Thomas Dekker’s Jack Goes Home in Kingston, New York; and Dread Central was recently on the scene. The film is produced by Dekker, Jordan Yale Levine/Yale Productions, and Scott Levenson. Co-producers are Nikki Reed and Jon Keeyes, and executive producers include Shaun S. Sanghani/SSS Entertainment, Jason Rose, and Jessica Chang.
Following is our report from the set along with a look at a few stills and the film’s preliminary artwork that was put together for film fest submissions.
This is Jack Goes Home. This is a gathering of talent to help shape a word of torment and trigger catharsis for its director, Thomas Dekker. What I saw was Jack (Rory Culkin) dressed in white shirt, dancing with his mother, Teresa (Lin Shaye), to a song from a foregone era. Teresa slips from his arms, as if drugged. and falls to the floor of the old house where the production is shooting.
DIRECTOR: Thomas Dekker
CAST: Rory Culkin, Lin Shaye, Britt Robertson, Nikki Reed, Daveigh Chase
‘Jack Goes Home’ Film Directed By THOMAS DEKKER
Outside a sunburst-colored home in Kingston, there is a production team moving cars, setting up chairs and getting ready for the next shot. A production assistant yells, “Rolling! Quiet all around!” and everyone is immediately silent. Inside, lead actor Rory Culkin, who is known for such flicks as “Scream 4,” begins filming one of the most intense scenes of the entire movie.
The film is called “Jack Goes Home,” starring Culkin, directed by Thomas Dekker and produced by Yale Productions. For 18 days in August, the cast and crew filmed in Kingston.
“It’s the third movie that I’ve been a part of in the Hudson Valley,” said co-producer Jordan Yale Levine, who signed onto the project with co-producer Scott Levenson. “The other two movies were shot in Orange County. Our location scout found this home in Kingston and Mayor Shayne Gallo has been completely accommodating and super helpful to us.”