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July 11, 2018

An Artist Unearths the Horrors of an Urban Legend in First Trailer for Michael Tully’s ‘Don’t Leave Home’


Earlier this year news broke that Good Deed Entertainment – the distribution company behind the Oscar-nominated Loving Vincent and others – will launch a genre-oriented label called Cranked Up, which will focus on select pieces of horror and sci-fi cinema. Michael Tully’s newest horror-thriller picture Don’t Leave Home marks the inaugural release for the new company. Following its premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival, Cranked Up has now released the first trailer for the film.

Don’t Leave Home centers on American artist Melanie Thomas who, after being contacted by legendary priest and artist Father Alistair Burke, is asked to create an “original sculpture” while she visits his Irish manor. Having obsessed with Father Burke’s body of work, Melanie of course accepts his invitation. However, as she arrives, Melanie begins to realize that things aren’t quite right, as she expresses in the trailer: “The other day, when I first saw the grotto, I had this feeling; I can’t explain it.”

The film is written and directed by Michael Tully (Ping Pong Summer) and stars Anna Margaret Hollyman (as Melanie Thomas), Mark Lawrence, Helena Bereen, Karrie Cox, David McSavage, and Lalor Roddy. Don’t Leave Home marked Anna Margaret Hollyman’s second festival appearance this year after she made her directorial short debut with Maude at Sundance.

Check out the first trailer below via Indiewire.

Don’t Leave Home will hit theaters and VOD on September 14th.

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