|A PATRICK C. CLINTON FILM
KHORY PILLEY, TYLER CROSS, NATALIE SIEBER, JEFF PEARSON, LAUREN NORFLEET, LISA REEVES, AND JEROME SCOTT
The Inherited is a suspenseful horror film that will leave audiences wondering what the next twist will be. It combines nostalgic horror tropes with the postmodern and innovative twists that have become common in the genre to create a hybrid that will appeal to horror fans both young and old. As well, it incorporates familiar elements from pop culture and literature, making it seems both new and familiar at the same time. Audiences will quickly recognize references to earlier films such as Halloween, Psycho, The Graduate, and The Amityville Horror, as well as to timeless classics by authors such as Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, and Henry James. But their familiarity and comfort are quickly subverted as they watch some of their favorite tales twisted beyond recognition. In essence, it is the story of an orphaned college student who witnessed the brutal death of his parents as a young child. He overcomes his lonely upbringing by making endearing friendships that are the closest thing to a family that he knows. His seemingly happy existence is turned upside down when he is contacted by a small town attorney. He soon discovers that he is the heir to a large fortune and everything he thought he knew to be true is only a web of lies and omissions. To try and make sense of the situation, he and his four friends decide to visit the estate to assess for themselves his new wealth.
|Unfortunately, they quickly learn his long lost family was anything but normal. The four day getaway to explore the town and investigate the inheritance quickly becomes a nightmare from which they may never escape. He and his friends begin to unravel a dark and mysterious past riddled with incest, deception, and murder. He is haunted by the sins of his family which threaten to take away everything he holds dear. By attempting to unravel his past, he just may inadvertently destroy his future, as well as that of everybody he loves. A life of wealth and privilege is within his grasp if he can only survive long enough to embrace his destiny. The old adage proves true: Nothing in life is free.|