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Shadow Bound 

Unrated | | Horror | TV Mini-Series (2013– )
Famed horror writer, Jack Pickman, returns to his childhood home of Veritas and soon finds himself embroiled in a terrifying mystery.

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Nathan Shelton
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Series cast summary:
Nathan Shelton ...  Jack Pickman 5 episodes, 2013
Shawn Young ...  Charles Naughton 5 episodes, 2013
Sam Long ...  Lanette Treves / ... 5 episodes, 2013
Kevin Keppy ...  The Hollow One 5 episodes, 2013
Jennifer Mohr Jennifer Mohr ...  Dead Child / ... 5 episodes, 2013
Graham Weldin Graham Weldin ...  Asylum Orderly / ... 5 episodes, 2013
Mickey Stone ...  Detective Walt Benedict 4 episodes, 2013
Drew Diveley Drew Diveley ...  Timothy Pickman / ... 4 episodes, 2013
Tim Piland Tim Piland ...  Howard Lagrasse 4 episodes, 2013
Bryant Turnage Bryant Turnage ...  Dr. Ashworth 4 episodes, 2013
Sarah Rebottaro ...  Hollow One / ... 4 episodes, 2013
Casper Austin Casper Austin ...  Asylum Orderly / ... 4 episodes, 2013
Megan DeHart ...  Cultist / ... 4 episodes, 2013
Daniel Skinner Daniel Skinner ...  Detective Finnley / ... 4 episodes, 2013
Derek DeAtley ...  Hollow One / ... 4 episodes, 2013
Zach Malott Zach Malott ...  Hollow One / ... 4 episodes, 2013
David Anthony David Anthony ...  Cultist / ... 4 episodes, 2013
Melanie Humphrey Melanie Humphrey ...  Cultist / ... 4 episodes, 2013
Nick Maples Nick Maples ...  Hollow One / ... 4 episodes, 2013
Shannon Michelle ...  Cultist / ... 4 episodes, 2013
Amy Newsom Amy Newsom ...  Woman in Photo / ... 4 episodes, 2013
Michael Reiser ...  Diner Patron / ... 4 episodes, 2013
Bruce Robinson Bruce Robinson ...  Cultist / ... 4 episodes, 2013
Shania Stone Shania Stone ...  Dead Child / ... 4 episodes, 2013
Adam Williams Adam Williams ...  Cultist / ... 4 episodes, 2013
Scott New Scott New ...  Mr. Kenneth Jacobs 3 episodes, 2013
Mark Harrell Mark Harrell ...  Detective Spence 3 episodes, 2013
Jessica Kelderhouse Jessica Kelderhouse ...  Cultist / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Brian Keppy Brian Keppy ...  Cultist / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Liz Oakley Liz Oakley ...  Cultist / ... 3 episodes, 2013
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Welcome to Veritas. It is an old place. A place with a long memory. A city of shadows and hidden terrors long forgotten by the modern world of 1931. But some things in the shadows are best left forgotten... SHADOW BOUND follows famed pulp horror writer, Jack Pickman, as he returns to his childhood home after the mysterious death of his estranged father. Upon his arrival Jack discovers his brother has been institutionalized in an asylum. Reeling from this news, Jack begins his investigation and discovers evidence insisting his father's last case may have been to blame for his untimely death. Jack sets out with his two childhood friends, Charlie Naughton and Lanette Treves, to uncover the truth about the strange happenings in Veritas. As the investigation unfolds they realize just how vast the conspiracy is and how dark the shadows truly are in their quiet little town. Jack and his new found allies find themselves in a desperate race to save the word from an ancient evil that has ... Written by Nathan Shelton (II)

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Some things in the shadows are best left forgotten...

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Horror

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Unrated
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Springfield, Missouri, USA

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$15,000 (estimated)
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Black and White (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The best production yet made in Springfield, Missouri
7 December 2013 | by soundtracklover1See all my reviews

With 1998's unfortunate "A Place to Grow," 2008's competent yet all too ambiguous "Apollo," 2011's absurd "180," and the promising yet ultimately underwhelming 2012 web series "Epilogue," it's safe to say that Springfield, Missouri has seen a mixed bag of local productions, with none yet to truly qualify as a hit. With 2013's silent horror web series "Shadow Bound," writer, director, executive producer, star (polymath?) Nathan Shelton may have done just that.

When pulp writer Jack Pickman (Shelton) returns to his hometown Veritas following the death of his estranged father (George Cron), he arrives only to learn that his brother (Drew Diveley) has been committed in a mental asylum and that his father's last case may be directly related to these unfortunate happenings. Jack, perplexed by the news, begins an investigation to uncover the mysterious circumstances of his brother's illness and his father's sudden death. As he descends deeper into his inquiry, plagued by what begins as a series of unsettling dreams, Jack soon realizes he is being tormented by occult forces and that the people of Veritas are not all what they seem to be.

His acting being one of the stronger elements of both "Apollo" and "Epilogue," it should come as no surprise that Shelton's starring performance as Jack Pickman would arrive with such routine excellence. It is, however, admittedly surprising to see writing and execution of so high a quality from the first time filmmaker. A regular director and producer in the Springfield theater community, Shelton's talents have unquestionably translated smoothly through "Shadow Bound" from the stage onto the small screen (to quote Nicholas Meyer, "If only when it was good, it wasn't SO good!").

Shelton shares directing credit with Jason Brasier, Kevin Keppy, Sam Long, and Garrett Tripp, all of whom have (so far) brought a high level of commendability to the production, proficiently shooting in glorious black & white and welcomingly exploiting the area's more cinematic period locations, including some haunting Ozark forests, Central High School, and the historic Pythian Castle.

I am admittedly only reviewing as of what has yet been released (currently up to Episode III: Insomnium), but if the baroque build and high production quality that have so richly populated the first three episodes are any indication of what apocalyptic climax will come, "Shadow Bound" will no doubt solidify itself as the best thing to come out of Springfield, Missouri and the first best showcase of the many talents concealed therein.

Bravo, Nathan Shelton and company!


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