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On June 18th, 2019, the horror/comedy Ghost Light will be released on all Digital HD platforms, cable, and DVD by Giant Pictures. Starring Cary Elwes, Tom Riley, Roger Bart, Carol Kane, Shannyn Sossamon, Danielle Campbell, Scott Adsit, and Steve Tom, the film was directed by John Stimpson (The Legend of Lucy Keyes, A Christmas Kiss, The Wrong Car) and written by Stimpson and Geoffrey Taylor (Tempest, Moscow on the Hudson, Down and Out in Beverly Hills).

The award-winning ensemble cast of Ghost Light stars Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights), Tom Riley (Da Vinci's Demons, The Collection, Starfish, Dark Heart), Roger Bart (Episodes, Revenge, The Producers, American Gangster), Carol Kane (The Princess Bride, Annie Hall, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Shannyn Sossamon (Sleepy Hollow, Wayward Pines, A Knight's Tale, Wristcutters: A Love Story, The Rules of Attraction), Danielle Campbell (Tell Me a Story, The Originals, Runaways, Being Frank), Scott Adsit (Big Hero 6, 30 Rock, Moral Orel, The Terminal),and Steve Tom (Major Crimes, Dumb and Dumber To, Funny or Die Presents...).

Rounding out the ensemble cast are: Alex Portenko (Proud Mary), Shelon Best (The Good Wife, Manifest, Person of Interest), Caroline Portu (The Society, American Odyssey),Nolan Gerard Funk (Counterpart, Awkward, Glee, The Canyons), Lilian Klein (Men in Black 3, Super Troopers 2),Zele Avradopoulos (Paul Blart: Mall Cop), Ken Cheeseman (Leaves of Grass, The Invention of Lying, Mystic River), Mary Callanan Maureen Keiller (Fever Pitch, Spotlight),and Jason Mulcahy (Castle Rock, Chappaquiddick, Grown Ups 2).

"The idea for Ghost Light came from my years in the theatre and particularly the Hasty Pudding at Harvard. I get such a kick out of the ridiculous but very seriously regarded superstitions that actors believe in. It called out for a comedic approach, but there are necessarily horrific moments. We're dealing with the tragedy of Macbeth after all!", said Stimpson.

In the movie a band of rag-tag summer stock actors in a traveling Shakespeare company prepare to perform The Tragedy of Macbeth at the rustic Riverside Resort and Theater in the mountains of Western Massachusetts. The troupe includes Alex (Elwes), an inept former soap star with deep pockets; Thomas (Riley), a disgraced former New York theater star; Henry (Bart), the director; and Madeline, played by (Kane), a fading grand dame of the stage, among others. When they arrive at the desolate theater, Thomas and his lover, Liz Beth (Sossamon), wantonly disregard the superstition of "The Scottish Play" and unwittingly trigger its curse when they arrogantly shout the name "Macbeth" on stage. Needless to say, things begin to go awry. In due course, two dotty French Canadian caretakers arrive, followed by a wandering, young Appalachian Trail hiker named Juliet (Campbell), whose seductive charm prompts the cast to invite her to play one of the witches in the production. The terrifying sorcery of the ancient curse that has followed performances of Macbeth for centuries strikes yet again. All's well that ends well... but not for everyone.

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Cary Elwes as "Alex" in Ghost Light
Roger Bart as "Henry" (center) and the 'Macbeth' troupe in Ghost Light
Tom Riley as "Thomas" in Ghost Light
Carol Kane as "Madeline" in Ghost Light
Danielle Campbell as "Juliet" in Ghost Light
(LtoR) Peter Bart as "Henry" and Caroline Portu as "Annabel" in Ghost Light
Scott Adsit as "Archie" in Ghost Light
Ghost Light 08Shannyn Sossamon as "Liz Beth" in Ghost Light
Tom Riley as "Thomas" in Ghost Light
Shannyn Sossamon as "Liz Beth" in Ghost Light
Carol Kane as "Madeline" in Ghost Light

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He's the puppet master. You don't see him, but he pulls the strings that gets things done. He's the silent partner. He's black ops. If you notice his presence, it's the last thing you'll notice — because now you're dead. He's the shadow you thought you saw in that dark alleyway. You can have a conversation with him, and when you turn around to offer him a cup of coffee, he's already gone.
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