The Beacon Screening Info, New Stills

In advance of its 2010 domestic release — and just in time for Halloween — comes a sneak preview of The Beacon starring Teri Polo (best actress winner at the 2009 Paranoia Film Festival), David Rees Snell, Elaine Hendrix, recent Emmy Award winner (and newly elected SAG President) Ken Howard, and genre legend Michael Ironside. The movie will screen over six nights in six theaters in six different Texas cities.

These are the locations:

Sunday, Oct 25: Houston City Centre (this first preview is FREE).
Monday, Oct 26: Lewisville
Tuesday, Oct 27: Arlington
Wednesday, Oct 28: Plano
Thursday, Oct 29: Addison (Beltline)
Friday, Oct 30: Dallas (Royal & Central)

All screenings will start at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are available at and Group discounts will be offered on the Sabbatical Pictures site starting this weekend.

The film is also an official selection in La Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles and will screen 10.00 a.m. Saturday, October 17th at the Renberg Theater. Tickets are available at the door. Check out for details.

Written and directed by Michael Stokes, The Beacon is the second film produced by Sally Helppie’s Dallas-based Sabbatical Pictures. The Beacon was shot in Waxahachie, Texas in the haunted Rogers Hotel. It was the Best Picture winner at the 2009 Paranoia Film Festival and an official entry into the Burbank International Film Festival. It has secured international distribution with American World Pictures (who re-titled it “Haunting At The Beacon” for foreign sales).

Here’s a synopsis: While trying to get their lives back on track after the loss of their four-year-old son, Bryn (Polo) and Paul Shaw (Snell) move to the charming old Beacon Apartments. Bryn begins seeing a ghostly little boy skulking around the building. With the help of an eccentric young professor and a tough old beat cop, Bryn tries to uncover the details of the boy’s death. She hopes that freeing the child will allow him to carry a message to her son. Too late she realizes a second malevolent entity stalks the halls of the Beacon: one that doesn’t want the boy to escape.

You can check out their website at In the meantime dig on three new stills below!

The Beacon Screening Info, New Stills

The Beacon Screening Info, New Stills

The Beacon Screening Info, New Stills

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  • Cash Bailey

    Someone should ask Stokes how things are going with NIGHTFALL.

    I read that script and it’s an awesome vampire/action picture.