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Wednesday, July 5, 2023 | News


SUMMONING THE SPIRIT, the new film from director Jon Garcia and co-writer Zach Carter, takes the legend of Sasquatch back to its folkloric roots with a decidedly dark twist. Krystal Millie Valdes and Ernesto Reyes (American Gods) star as Carla and Dean, a couple whose move to their dream home far from the bustle of the big city turns into an inescapable nightmare when they discover their idyllic abode in a remote forest is located on land claimed by a sinister cult with ties to a hairy, flesh-eating creature.

The film premiered to much acclaim at the most recent Miami Film Festival, with Gregg Hale, co-producer of 1999’s The Blair Witch Project, calling it “a great addition to the sub-subgenre of Bigfoot horror,” adding, “The film turns convention on its head with a fresh take on Sasquatch while still delivering on the fun and the scares.”

SUMMONING THE SPIRIT from Dark Star Pictures arrives on digital and DVD August 8.


William J. Wright
William J. Wright is RUE MORGUE's online managing editor. A two-time Rondo Classic Horror Award nominee and an active member of the Horror Writers Association, William is lifelong lover of the weird and macabre. His work has appeared in many popular (and a few unpopular) publications dedicated to horror and cult film. William earned a bachelor of arts degree from East Tennessee State University in 1998, majoring in English with a minor in Film Studies. He helped establish ETSU's Film Studies minor with professor and film scholar Mary Hurd and was the program's first graduate. He currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his wife, three sons and a recalcitrant cat.