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Exclusive trailer: “THE PURGE” villain is now a diabolical “GRAND SON”

Monday, July 30, 2018 | Exclusive, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Rhys Wakefield, who played the memorably vicious baddie in the first PURGE, is back as the twisted lead of the psychothriller THE GRAND SON, out next month. We’ve got an exclusive first look at the trailer.

Originally titled AMERICAN PETS, THE GRAND SON will be released digitally August 14 by Uncork’d Entertainment, followed by a DVD debut November 6. Robert Logevall directed from a script by Abram Makowka, and the cast also includes Fabianne Therese (SEQUENCE BREAK, SOUTHBOUND), Lesley Anne Warren, Nathan Keyes and Sarah Clarke. The synopsis: “High in the Hollywood Hills, Tod [Wakefield] and his sister Lani [Therese] live a charmed life in the mansion of their grandmother, a former movie star now hosting a home shopping show with failing ratings. She sees her grandchildren as spoiled and entitled, and when Tod senses that his lifestyle is in jeopardy, he hatches a diabolical plot to keep the home shopping show going and the moneyrolling in.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.