Baby-faced Rory Culkin is all grown up and expecting a child of his own in Thomas Dekker’s Jack Goes Home (review), which hit select theaters and VOD/Digital HD this past Friday, October 14th. To make sure you’re keeping it on your radar, we have an exclusive clip to share (it’s slightly NSFW due to the language so beware).
In addition to Culkin (Scream 4, Intruders), the cast includes Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland, “Under the Dome”), Lin Shaye (the Insidious series), Louis Hunter (“The Fosters”), Natasha Lyonne (“Orange Is the New Black,” American Pie), and Daveigh Chase (The Ring, Donnie Darko). Dekker (known for acting in films such as Laid to Rest, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Fear Clinic) wrote and directed.
Jack Thurlowe (Culkin) is a successful magazine editor with a beautiful fiancée, Cleo (Robertson), who is seven months pregnant with their first child. However, this perfect life is turned upside down when Jack discovers that his parents have suffered a brutal car accident back in his hometown. His beloved father has perished while his mother, Teresa (Shaye), has survived. Upon returning home for the funeral, the volatile nature of Jack and Teresa’s relationship boils to the surface, and the constant barrage of sympathy from the town starts to weigh on Jack’s grieving process.
With the arrival of a mysterious new neighbor, Duncan (Hunter), Jack finds audio recordings and videotapes left behind by his father that lead him to question childhood memories and the very foundation of his identity. With pressure mounting and sanity crumbling, Jack comes to learn that the idyllic world he has believed in since infancy is in fact a nightmare playground full of lies, deception, violence, and murder.