Poulsbo native's new film will premiere at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Hollywood on Oct. 22
October 11, 2011 · Updated 4:23 PM
POULSBO — “Cassadaga,” a supernatural thriller by North Kitsap High School graduate Bruce Wood, will premiere at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Hollywood on Oct. 22.
Wood grew up in Poulsbo. He studied human biology at Eastern Washington University and screenwriting at the University of Miami. His short film, “Interconnected,” won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Editing at the Canes Film Festival in Miami, was a semifinalist in the American Gem Screenwriting Competition and toured Europe as part of the Marbella International Film Festival.
“Cassadaga” is produced and directed by Anthony DiBlasi (“Dread,” “Midnight Meat Train”). Devastated by the death of her younger sister, Lily Morel seeks solace at the spiritualist community of Cassadaga. But instead of finding closure during a seance, she contacts something else — the vengeful ghost of a murdered young woman. With her life crumbling all around her, Lily races to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death – a task that will bring her face-to-face with a sadistic serial killer known only as “Geppetto.”
“Cassadaga” stars Kelen Coleman (“Children of the Corn: Genesis”), Kevin Alejandro (“True Blood,” “Southland”) and Academy Award winner Louise Fletcher (“One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest”).