As the old saying goes, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” Even more so when the woman is the angry spirit of your recently deceased pregnant wife who finally learns in the afterlife of your philandering ways and that you’ve recently started hooking up again with your mistress. Yeah, you don’t want to be that guy.
Earlier this year writer-director Jared Cohn brought us The Horde, a movie I’d label one of my biggest guilty pleasures of the year except I don’t feel at all guilty about it, in which a jacked-up Marine slaughters the ever-loving hell out of an entire backwoods town of inbred mutant meth dealers after they abduct his schoolteacher girlfriend and her class field trip.
With The Domicile, Cohn’s putting a spin on the ghost flick by having a wrathful entity strike back against her cheating husband.
Steve Richard Harris, Katherine Flannery, and Sara Malakul Lane star.
Russel Brody, a one-time successful playwright, works diligently on a follow-up play that could land him back in the spotlight he so early craves. With a baby on the way, however, and a strained marriage, stress and frustration take center stage. When his wife accidentally stumbles down the stairs and dies from her injuries, Brody’s mental state goes from bad to one of utter despair.
In a bid to help his friend regain his sanity, Brody’s co-writer David Stanley suggests he revisits Lucy, his former mistress. The ghost of Brody’s dead wife awakens to the sordid details of his unfaithfulness, enraging her supernatural spirit to haunt him in every horrifying way imaginable. At first Brody thinks he’s hallucinating and hearing things in his head, the result of his state of mind and alcohol. But as things intensify, his grip on sanity quickly slips away, and he starts to go mad.
Appearing in every shadow, and provoking him relentlessly, the ghost cranks up her onslaught, making his life a living hell. Brody reaches his breaking point when the ghost possesses his former mistress, and he’s forced to confront the scorned entity — resulting in a climax of both psychological and physical terror.
As you can see from our exclusive trailer debut below, things are anything but docile in this Domicile. I’m getting kind of a “Tales from the Darkside” vibe from the looks of things.