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An author desperate for a hit spends a weekend locked in a haunted lighthouse as a publicity stunt for his new book and comes face to face with cosmic horror. Starring Craig Sheffer, based on the book by RIchard Chizmar and Billy Chizmar, written and directed by Gregory Lamberson.

"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, Slime City, Killer Rack
  • Gregory Lamberson
  • Tamar Lamberson
  • Craig Sheffer
    Key Cast
  • Kaelin Lamberson
    Key Cast
    Johnny Gruesome
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 28 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    240,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival
    United States
    August 24, 2019
    World Premiere
  • Fredonia Opera House
    Fredonia, New York
    September 13, 2019
    Dunkirk-Fredonia Premiere
    Special benefit screening
  • Twin Tiers International Film Festival
    Norwich, New York
    September 22, 2019
    Audience Choice Award Feature
  • Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival
    September 28, 2019
    PA premiere
  • LUSCA Fantastic Film Festival
    Puerto Rico
  • Shawna Shea Film Festival
    Southbridge, MA
    October 5, 2019
    MA premiere
    Best of the Fest Award; 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
  • Upstate NY Horror Film Festival
    Rochester, New York
    Winner, Best New York Horror Feature
  • The American Horrors Film Festival
    Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
    WI Premiere
    Best Feature Film
  • Big Apple Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    November 19, 2019
    New York City
    Official Selection,
  • Saints and Sinners Film Festival
    United States
    April 19, 2020
    Florida Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Shock Stock Film Festival
    London, Ontario
    May 2, 2020
    Canada Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Gen Con Film Festival
    United States
    August 28, 2020
    Indiana Premiere
Distribution Information
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
  • 101 Films
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Gregory Lamberson

WIDOW'S POINT is the eighth feature directed by Gregory Lamberson, whose other films include the cult classic SLIME CITY, the killer boobs comedy KILLER RACK, and the teen horror flick JOHNNY GRUESOME. Lamberson is the award-winning author of 15 published books, including 11 novels, 2 novellas, and the filmmaking book CHEAP SCARES: LOW BUDGET HORROR FILMMAKERS SHARE THEIR SECRETS. Seven of his books are currently in development as potential TV series. He is one of the founders of Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival. FANGORIA called him "the busiest 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'm very proud of WIDOW'S POINT, my first stab at "straight horror" without campy comedy, Craig Sheffer gives a tour de force performance, and my daughter Kaelin is pretty amazing in it too. Vocals in the score were performed by Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs.

Please note that the submission screener on FF has been updated from the one we originally uploaded. After two successful screenings, I tinkered with the film slightly, editing two minute out for a tight 88 minutes. I also moved a flashback set on a 1987 movie set from the opening of the film to 6 minutes later, so we begin with Craig Sheffer's arrival at the central location; this is how the script was written.

Also, please note this wonderful review we received from The Gratuitous B-Movie Column/ Should you select our film, you may want to use this review for promotional purposes.

Best of the Fest, Best Actor, and Best Score at Shawna Shea Memorial Film Festival; Audience Choice Award Feature at Twin Tiers International Film Festival.