Those looking for something scary to watch tonight might want to check out Chiller's Dead Souls, a TV movie adapted from Michael Laimo's novel, which tells the story of a teenager who inherits a farm and when he arrives at his new residence ready for a fresh start, begins to discover scary things about this place and his connection to it through his biological family.
Tis the season to be scary! We're still a few weeks away from Halloween, but for those ready to get scared (or perhaps, looking to get warmed up for this Sunday night's season premiere of The Walking Dead), Chiller has Dead Souls set to air tonight at 9:00 p.m.
Below is the description for the movie, which is based on Laimo's novel and directed by Colin Theys (written by John Doolan). It stars Jesse James (The Amityville Horror), Bil Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Magda Apanowicz (The Butterfly Effect), Noa Fleiss (Brick), Jaiden Kaine (Hellbenders) and Geraldine Hughes (Gran Torino).
On his 18th birthday, Johnny Petrie learns he was adopted when he inherits a farm in Maine, abandoned for the 18 years since his natural family died at the hands of his father, the local preacher. Eager for a new life, he leaves home to start over in his new dwelling. However, as he digs into his past, he soon uncovers the horrifying details of his father’s questionable teachings. In a frightening revelation, he also learns that his return has revived decades-old forces trapped in the home and sets in motion a heart-stopping finale to a ritual that already claimed the lives of his family.
The film starts off with a really disturbing sequence of events and then slows down to a more slow-boiled pace, delivering regular installments of creepiness, as opposed to the more obvious jump-out-of-your-chair scares and heavy gore you might find in other scary movies (and some might prefer). Trying to figure out what is happening is part of the game here, which makes the film fun for some Friday-night viewing.
Dead Souls airs tonight (Friday, October 12) at 9:00 p.m. ET on Chiller.