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“Underwood” tells the story of a beautiful novelist named Samantha Rollins who embarks on a weekend retreat to a lakefront cabin in hopes of getting some peace and quiet, unaware that the cabin is actually occupied by an unhappy presence. While cleaning up the old dusty space, Samantha finds a trunk containing a collection of love letters, old photos, and an antique Underwood brand typewriter which she takes a liking to and cleans up for possible future use. Each night Samantha starts having the strangest recurring dream featuring the people in the photos that she found in the chest, revealing a story about something horrible that happened at the cabin many years earlier. As the dream progresses, Samantha gets closer and closer to revealing exactly who is responsible for the tragic event that transpired... and when she awakens each morning, her dreams from the night before have already been typed out and sit waiting for her on the table next to old Underwood typewriter she found. It’s through her dreams that Samantha reveals the dark, half century old secrets of this cabin, though she has little time left to stop a hidden killer before becoming the next victim herself."

    Suncoast Emmy Award nomination for "Lifelines" award winning producer of "Along The Way" and "Senses", "Temporary Insanity" , SAG actor appeared in "Beverly Hills 90210", "Family Matters", "Dream on"
    Along The Way, A Brave One, Lifelines
  • Brian Goldesberry, Michelle McCurry, Stephen Mitchell
    Playboy, Senses, Almost Failures
  • Michelle McCurry, William Grefe, Dennis Friebe
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    Playboy, A Beautiful Monster, Live and Let Die
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    1 hour 34 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 26, 2019
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - JOHN MCLOUGHLIN

After co-writing and producing the critically acclaimed feature "Along the Way" garnering high marks with critics, John wrote and directed a dark comedy titled "Temporary Insanity". John was nominated for a 2017 Suncoast Emmy Award for his work on a powerful doc film titled "Lifelines", in 2019 John completed post production on his original feature length paranormal thriller titled "Underwood" - a dark ghost story with a shocker ending in the spirit of Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen King and Rod Serling's brand of storytelling. Underwood is scheduled to release in 2019.

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