A young American girl has a chance of a lifetime to visit her ancestors castle in the south of France, only to find that her family is hiding deep, dark secrets about their nefarious past, far away from prying eyes.


Jude S. Walko


Jude S. Walko
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Credited cast:
Dean Cain ... Abel Baddon
Sam Valentine ... Lucy Bellerose
Jude S. Walko ... The Vicar of Borley
Alexandre Majetniak ... Drunkard
Dan Campbell ... Lieutenant Dan
Dylan Kellogg ... Jean-Pierre
Marianne Huet Marianne Huet ... Irish pub patron
Margie Clarke Margie Clarke ... Ethereal Crone
Katy Valentine Katy Valentine ... Irish pub patron
Robert O'Sullivan Robert O'Sullivan ... Additional cloaked figure
Pascale Marchi Pascale Marchi ... Irish pub patron
Frederic Viennet Frederic Viennet ... Irish pub patron
Oliver Forait Oliver Forait ... Irish pub patron
Yvette Page Yvette Page ... Irish pub patron
Serge Darmagnac Serge Darmagnac ... Irish pub patron


In this picturesque paranormal thriller, a young American girl, Lucy Bellerose (Sam Valentine), has a chance of a lifetime to visit her ancestors ominous castle in the south of France. However, things are not as they seem as she finds that her family is hiding deep, dark secrets about their nefarious past, far away from prying eyes. Unbeknownst to Lucy, the region is also home to centuries of witchcraft and occult folklore. After meeting the strident Vicar of Borley and her socially awkward Chambermaid, Mary, Lucy begins to question her place in the family. Abel Baddon, a devilishly handsome traveling salesman, (Dean Cain "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"), tries to assuage her fears and soothe her reluctance. However, only after meeting a charming gravedigger named J.P. (Dylan Kellogg) does she begin to feel at ease. He navigates her through the twists and turns of the murky waters of her family's past, eventually uncovering shocking revelations. Written by House of Rose LLC Copyright 2018

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Writer, Jude S. Walko, originally heard the song "Blood Red Roses" on social media, while he was conceiving the idea for the script. He then reached out to C21 FX and not only acquired the rights to the song, but the the company ended up doing the entire score, composition, ADR and Foley for the entire film, as well. See more »


Lieutenant Dan: [to the Bartender] One beer, please.
Lucy Bellerose: Thank God! An American.
[Lt. Dan brushes her off]
Lieutenant Dan: Hey, I'm just here for the Battle of Belleau Wood Memorial. Rumor has it there's a Devil Dog fountain of youth.
[swigs back his beer]
Lucy Bellerose: Uh, excuse me, Sir.
[she musters the courage]
Lucy Bellerose: Can I ask you...
Lieutenant Dan: [cutting her off mid-sentence] ... Sorry, Miss America. Semper Fi!
[He slaps the beer money on the counter and walks off]
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References The Princess Bride (1987) See more »


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Bad acting...
14 January 2019 | by omendataSee all my reviews

Have to agree with the previous reviewer; the girl at the flower stall ... oh my.... It really is an exercise in amateur acting.

Never liked Dean Caine myself, his acting is not much better and every time I see his name or Casper Van Has Been I know pretty much the movie is going to be of tv movie on a wet Sunday afternoon for bored housewives variety but this was considerably worse - what were they thinking???

The positives - the castle used was pretty amazing and there are some nice bits of photography, it used another old idea with nothing new and was actually quite funny if you take it as a comedy!

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Release Date:

28 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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The Incantation See more »

Filming Locations:

Loire Valley, Loire, France See more »

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2.35 : 1
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