Dread Central: ‘The Jessica Cabin’: New Queer Ghost Story Coming To VOD [Exclusive]

Writer and director Daniel Montgomery is about to deliver your new favorite lo-fi queer ghost story with his new film The Jessica Cabin. And, this darkly funny take on love, death, and dating is coming to VOD just in time for Halloween!

Read the full synopsis below:

The Jessica Cabin tells a queer story of love and loss as a heartbroken young man finds himself trapped in a remote rental with two lonely spirits. Nicky and his boyfriend Preston rent a cabin in the middle of the desert for a long, romantic weekend. Unbeknownst to them, they’re being watched by two mysterious figures, ghosts Jackson and Taylor. Utterly bored with their afterlives (to a darkly comic degree), Jackson and Taylor quickly take a watchful liking to Nicky. After observing some questionable behavior from Preston, Jackson and Taylor use their ghostly powers to intervene in the couple’s relationship.

A resulting argument between the couple leaves Nicky all alone at the cabin  (with Jackson and Taylor, of course), and, fueled by loneliness, the ghosts make a reckless decision to ensure Nicky stays with them forever. The three souls now must learn how to inhabit the cursed cabin together while navigating complicated feelings of resentment, regret, and attraction. As they reflect, revelations are made, dating back to the first spirit to haunt the cabin, the titular forlorn figure Jessica. 

Daniel Montgomery, Riley Rose Critchlow, Chase Williamson,  Will Tranfo, Kylee Thurman, and Melinda DeKay star in the film. It was produced by Daniel  Montgomery and Riley Rose Critchlow of Mary-Kate and Ashtray Productions, Brendan Haley of  Lonely Spectre Productions, Chase Williamson, and Jenna Marie Johnson.

“I wanted to explore something I’d never seen portrayed onscreen: namely, gay ghosts,” says Montgomery. “The Jessica Cabin is about the universal desire to find authentic and intimate connection, told through a decidedly queer lens. The drama doesn’t come from the horror of being queer. Rather, it’s just an aspect of the characters’ lives. Or, in this case,  after-lives.” 

The Jessica Cabin will be available on digital, VOD, and DVD on September  26, 2023, through Freestyle Digital Media. 


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