Another Twilight on the Horizon

Not about vampires!A new Indie production company known as the Fort just picked up a title with a familiar name. While having nothing to do with vampires, William Gay’s book Twilight is connected to our genre too. Hell, I’ll even admit that the premise of the book is far more interesting than bloodsuckers in love.

Variety has learned that Chad Feehan (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane) and Amanda Micallef are set to produce the feature, but no other details are currently available.

Just so there’s no confusion, here’s the plot to Gay’s Twilight:

Teenage siblings Corrie and Kenneth Tyler suspect they’ve been ripped off by the town undertaker, but what they discover in Gay’s resplendently dark third novel is much more sinister than either imagined. After their bootlegger father is buried in smalltown 1951 Tennessee, Kenneth sees undertaker Fenton Breece remove an item from the grave. The siblings dig up their father’s grave, among others, and uncover unsettling evidence of Fenton’s necrophilia. Corrie cooks up a blackmail plot and enlists Kenneth to steal Fenton’s briefcase, which contains, as Kenneth and Corrie soon find out, photos depicting Fenton “capering gleefully” with corpses. Blackmail material in hand, Corrie demands $15,000 from Fenton, and Fenton hires local psychopath Granville Sutter to muzzle—by whatever means necessary—the Tylers and get back the photos.


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Mike Phalin

Mike Phalin is a contributing writer, reality television star and engineer.