Full Trailer for Creepy Indie Thriller 'Jack Goes Home' with Rory Culkin

August 25, 2016
Source: YouTube

Jack Goes Home Trailer

"I always thought this house was haunted…" Momentum has released a trailer for an indie thriller called Jack Goes Home, from actor-turned-filmmaker Thomas Dekker, who both wrote and directed this film. Rory Culkin stars as a magazine editor, along with Britt Robertson as his fiance, who goes back to his home town after learning that his parents are in a deadly car accident. Things get crazy when he returns. "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." The full cast includes Lin Shaye, Natasha Lyonne, Nikki Reed, Daveigh Chase and Louis Hunter. This trailer gets very creepy and very weird in the second half.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Thomas Dekker's Jack Goes Home, direct from YouTube:

Jack Goes Home

Synopsis: Jack Thurlowe (Rory Culkin) is a successful magazine editor with a beautiful fiancée Cleo (Britt 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 (Lin 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. Jack Goes Home is both written & directed by actor-turned-filmmaker Thomas Dekker, of only the film Whore before. Momentum Pictures will release Dekker's Jack Goes Home in select theaters + on VOD starting October 14th this fall.

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Well that looks interesting....and I'm sorry. =)

RAW_D on Aug 25, 2016


The problem with many modern horrors is that they lack some symbolism, some deeper message, something what would made one fear in a time when a lot of people is much more scared with the fact that they can't pay bills. This really looks childish ...

shiboleth on Aug 25, 2016


99% of nowadays horror movies are made for teens. That's why they look so dumb and not scary at all. Fear belongs to the psychological dimension, deep in our archaic brain. The scariest thing is the thing we can't see, because our brain is the best screenwriter when it comes to fill in the gaps.

tarek on Aug 26, 2016


I know tarek, I know, but I just can't help sometimes and not react to it. I'm thinking, however, about the part from your sentence, 'The scariest thing is the thing we can't see'. Not necessarily since there are always nice surprises and new people I haven't met or seen yet. It looks like things we don't know or see, through films like this, make us sometimes to be overtly xenophobic. One more reason I don't like films like this and narrative solutions behind them. Thanks for your reply tarek. I hope you're doing fine ... Cheers ...

shiboleth on Aug 26, 2016


Hey shiboleth! There are always nice surprises of course. But I am pretty sure your brain will never expect them to occur in dark or pitch black places. ;D All you can imagine in these places is monsters and hideous creatures. Blame our hard wired instinct of survival. As a kid, I had to fight this fear by walking through my pitch black building hallway almost everyday. and everyday I expected to hit on some dangerous creature. As I grew up, I stopped fearing darkness, but I had to start a new fight: people ignorance, as it is an embodied pitch black place everyone keeps carrying in his mind. There are millions of Donald Trump all over the world, who fear anyone who doesn't talk, dress or think like them. It's unsettling for their mind.

tarek on Aug 26, 2016


Well, that's the other side of it. You know, obviously, a dark side (I hope master Snoke won't hear/read me). It was said (I can't remember where and by whom) that you can always find darkness if you don't look where you're going. But if you do, there are other chances, too. I feel some resemblance with your experience, since I also liked to test the dark and uncanny places. And films helped me with that too. But better films than these today. Like those from Carpenter... And, of course, not afraid of dark after that. If I ever was ... As for human mind. Yeah, it's not just white and black, dark,sinister and bright or good. And knowledge or ignorance, as you say. It's all that I'm afraid that we have to face on daily bases. Being among Slavish peoples, believe me, I could say a lot of things about it. But, looking for chances, that's what I'm saying is one's task in life. Many Trumps will come and go in life, believe me, and it's about learning the virtue how to resist their influence and fight it. You leave an impression of sound and decent man, tarek, and I think you can lean much more on the side where is light. Those dark places, whether in physical space or in human mind shouldn't be winning over you. If I may suggest ...

shiboleth on Aug 26, 2016


Little darkness can't darken a bright place, but little light can illuminate the darkest place. So there is still hope.

tarek on Aug 26, 2016


Agreed. See ya, hear ya ...

shiboleth on Aug 27, 2016


Yes, definitely looks interesting. Lin Shaye is always a good addition, I bet she plays bitchy/creepy real well in this. I think this might work just as well or even better if there was no horror element, just him coming home and dealing with her character, and the emotional stress, and sympathy from everyone else.

grimjob on Aug 25, 2016


Ah well...that was something.

DAVIDPD on Aug 25, 2016

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