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Widow's Point

Financial desperation drives author Thomas Livingston to spend a weekend locked inside the haunted Widow's Point lighthouse as a publicity stunt for his latest book. As he uncovers the terrifying history of the lighthouse, Livingston is targeted by powerful, otherworldly forces. Questioning his sanity, he must confront the source of nightmarish evil that permeates the ominous tower.

Craig Sheffer (NIGHTBREED, HELLRAISER: INFERNO) stars in Gregory Lamberson's (SLIME CITY, JOHNNY GRUESOME) screen version of the critically acclaimed supernatural novella by New York Times bestselling author Richard Chizmar and his son Billy Chizmar.

""Gamy and go-for-broke, shuffling time with memory, and never less than beautifully self-aware. Greg Lamberson’s WIDOW’S POINT offers what is very nearly a solo showcase to Craig Scheffer, who responds with bellows and rants, mutters and whispers, and otherwise by strutting his stuff through this lively horror cut-up."

- Peter Straub, bestselling author of GHOST STORY, SHADOWLAND and MR. X

  • Gregory Lamberson
    Johnny Gruesome, Killer Rack, Slime City, Undying Love, Naked Fear, Slime City Massacre
  • Gregory Lamberson
    Johnny Gruesome, Slime City, Slime City Massacre, Dry Bones, Undying Love, Naked Fear
  • Tamar Lamberson - Producer
    Johnny Gruesome, Killer Rack
  • Richard Chizmar - Executive Producer
    Masters of Horror, Murder House
  • Erin Elizabeth Heald - Executive Producer
    Johnny Gruesome
  • Craig Sheffer
    Key Cast
    "Livingston (lead)"
    Nightbreed, A RIver Runs Through It, One Tree Hill, Hellraiser: Inferno
  • Katelynn E. Newberry
    Key Cast
    "Rosa (lead)"
    Legend of Gore Orphanage, Death Metal, Mother Krampus 2: Slayride
  • Kaelin Lamberson
    Key Cast
    "Delaney (supporting)"
    Killer Rack, Johnny Gruesome
  • Michael Thurber
    Key Cast
    "Parker (supporting)"
    Model Hunger, Killer Rack, The Sins of Dracula, Frankenstein's Hungry Dead, Exhumed
  • Willow Xylia Anwar
    Key Cast
  • Armand John Petri
    Original Score
    Killer Rack, Johnny Gruesome
  • Joe Rozler
    Original Score
    Killer Rack, Johnny Gruesome
  • Kate Sharun
    Special Make-Up Effects
    Bashira, Crossbreed
  • Frank Coppola
    Production Designer
    Johnny Gruesome, Clover, Stage Fright
  • Matthew A. Nardone
    Johnny Gruesome, Dwelling, Tru Calling
  • Phil Gallo
    Johnny Gruesome, Killer Rack, Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe, Dry Bones, Slime City Massacre, Naked Fear
  • Chris Cosgrave, SVX SUpervisor
    Special Visual Effects
    Johnny Gruesome, Killer Rack, The Mongolian Connection
  • John David Vincent, Stop Motion & Miniatures
    Special Visual Effects
    Johnny Gruesome, Freak'd, Robot Wars
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 29 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    240,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
    Buffalo, New York
    August 24, 2019
    World Premiere
  • Fredonia Opera House
    Fredonia, New York
    September 13, 2019
    Dunkirk-Fredonia Premiere
  • Twin Tiers International Film Festival
    Norwich, New York
    September 22, 2019
    Audience Choice Award Feature
  • Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival
    September 28, 2019
    PA premiere
  • Shawna Shea Film Festival
    Southbridge, MA
    October 5, 2019
    MA premiere
    Best of the Fest; Best Actor, Craig Sheffer; Best Score; Special Award: William C. Gerrity Award, Gregory Lamberson; Nominations: Best Horror Feature, Best Director (Gregory Lamberson), Best Actor (Craig Sheffer), Best Writer (Gregory Lamberson), Best Editor (Phil Gallo), Best Cinematography (Matthew A. Nardone), Best Score, Armand John Petri & Joe Rozlery
  • LUSCA Fantastic Film Festival
    Puerto Rico
    PR Premiere
  • Upstate NY Horror Film Festival
    Rochester NY
    Winner, Best New York Horror Feature
  • Big Apple Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    November 19, 2019
    New York City
    Official Selection, screening pending
  • Saints and Sinners Film Festival
    Orlando, Florida
    United States
    April 19, 2020
    Florida Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Shock Stock Film Festival
    London, Ontario
    May 2, 2020
    Florida Premiere
    Official Sekection
  • Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival
    Charleston, South Carolina
    United States
    May 24, 2020
    South Carolina Premiere
    Best Actor Feature - Craig Sheffer
  • Gen Con
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    United States
    August 1, 2020
    Indiana Premiere
    Best Feature
Distribution Information
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
  • 101 Films
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Gregory Lamberson

Gregory Lamberson is an award-winning author and independent filmmaker who specializes in the horror genre. Perhaps best known for his 1988 cult film SLIME CITY and its 2010 sequel SLIME CITY MASSACRE, Lamberson most recently directed JOHNNY GRUESOME and KILLER RACK. The author of 12 novels, 2 novellas and 1 filmmaking book, he has now directed 8 feature films, and produced several others. His six-book occult detective series "The Jake Helman Files" is currently being developed as a potential TV series by George Mihalka (MY BLOODY VALENTINE).

Lamberson has worked with such genre luminaries as Frank Henenlotter, Roy Frumkes, Fred Olen Ray, Lloyd Kaufman, Christopher Ray, Craig Sheffer, Debbie Rochon, Lynn Lowry, and Tiffany Shepis. FANGORIA magazine called him "the hardest working man in horror."

Lamberson recently received Shawna Shea Memorial Film Festival's William Gerrity Award, named after William C. Gerrity, the Hollywood legend who worked in various capacities on such films as A FACE IN THE CROWD, KLUTE, THE FRENCH CONNECTION, HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS, and SOPHIE'S CHOICE.

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Director Statement

I've been an independent filmmaker for 35 years: the first feature I worked on was I WAS A TEENAGE ZOMBIE, as production manager, back in 1984, and the first feature I directed was SLIME CITY, two years later, at the age of 21. I've worked with low budgets and no-budgets; with bad distributors, worse distributors, and distributors who did the best they could. It's never easy, but I've never given up.

Most of my films have been goofy horror comedies, but WIDOW'S POINT is different. This is my first stab at making a legitimately scary picture. When author/publisher Richard Chizmar (Cemetery Dance Publications, MASTERS OF HORROR) sent me an advance copy of the novella he wrote with his son Billy, I saw an opportunity to make a film that would evoke some of my favorite genre works: DARK SHADOWS, GHOST STORY, SALEM'S LOT, THE TWILIGHT ZONE and the writing of H.P. Lovecraft.

I cast Craig Sheffer (NIGHTBREED, HELLRAISER: INFERNO) as the lead, and believe he gives a career best performance in this film. Despite a low budget, we shot in 8K and have an excellent 5.1 mix which enhances a score that includes vocals by Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs.

I hope you enjoy it!

- Greg Lamberson