As a horror fan, you’re surely well aware of the exorcism — that classic ritual that never seems to go well (but provides a lot of entertainment when scripted and on film). Now, flip it so you’re bringing a spirit into a person, and you’ve got some dangerous potential on your hands. In Anything for Jackson, that’s exactly what happens, and it sounds like it could be really freaking cool.
The film’s synopsis:
After losing their only grandson in a car accident, grief-stricken Audrey (Sheila McCarthy) and Henry (Julian Richings), a doctor, kidnap his pregnant patient with the intentions of performing a “reverse Exorcism”, putting Jackson inside her unborn child. It doesn’t take long to figure out Jackson isn’t the only ghost the grandparents invited into their home. Now it’s a race against time for the couple, as well as the pregnant woman, to figure a way out of the haunting they’ve set upon themselves.
If your interest is piqued, allow me to tantalize with some exclusive new images and poster.
Directed by Justin G. Dyck and written by Keith Cooper, the film stars Sheila McCarthy (Die Hard 2, The Umbrella Academy), Julian Richings (Orphan Black, Supernatural), – both described by Fantasia as Canadian genre royalty – Konstantina Mantelos (A Christmas Crush), Josh Cruddas (Polar), and Yannick Bisson (Another Wolfcop, Murdoch Mysteries).
Anything for Jackson is produced by Bill Marks (Forsaken, Wolfcop), Christopher Giroux (I’ll Take Your Dead, Bite), Keith Cooper and Justin G. Dyck with executive producers Jesse Ikeman (A Perfect Plan, Survival of the Dead), Justin Rebelo (United We Fan, Room For Rent) & Audrey Cummings (She Never Died, Berkshire County).
If you’re curious to check this one out, Anything for Jackson will have its world premiere at the legendary Fantasia International Film Festival on September 1, 2020 at 7pm EST with an encore screening on September 2, 2020 at 3:15pm EST. Tickets are on sale now. And if you’re wondering how the heck a film festival is planning to run in the year of chaos that is 2020, the fest has gone virtual for its 24th year (running August 20 through to September 2).
“I couldn’t be happier to have our film ‘Anything For Jackson’ premiere at Fantasia. To have a festival with such a stellar reputation, right here in Canada has always given me a feeling of pride,” said director Justin G. Dyck. “Now to actually be a part of that festival, is truly a dream come true. We made this film for fans, and this is where they look for the latest and greatest in genre films.”
A new Super Channel Fuse Original horror feature from Vortex Words + Pictures, Anything for Jackson is anticipated to premiere Fall 2020 on Super Channel Fuse in Canada. A71 Releasing controls the rest of the world rights on the movie.