Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, has acquired North American VOD rights to the comedic horror movie THE JESSICA CABIN. THE JESSICA CABIN will be available to rent/own on all digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms in North America, as well as on DVD, starting on September 26, 2023, through Freestyle Digital Media.
THE JESSICA CABIN tells a queer story of love and loss as a heartbroken young man finds himself trapped in a remote rental with two lonely spirits. Nicky and his boyfriend Preston rent a cabin in the middle of the desert for a long, romantic weekend. Unbeknownst to them, they’re being watched by two mysterious figures, ghosts Jackson and Taylor. Utterly bored with their afterlives (to a darkly comic degree), Jackson and Taylor quickly take a watchful liking to Nicky. After observing some questionable behavior from Preston, Jackson and Taylor use their ghostly powers to intervene in the couple’s relationship. A resulting argument between the couple leaves Nicky all alone at the cabin (with Jackson and Taylor, of course), and, fueled by loneliness, the ghosts make a reckless decision to ensure Nicky stays with them forever. The three souls now must learn how to inhabit the cursed cabin together while navigating complicated feelings of resentment, regret, and attraction. As they reflect, revelations are made, dating back to the first spirit to haunt the cabin, the titular forlorn figure Jessica.
Written and directed by Daniel Montgomery, THE JESSICA CABIN was produced by Daniel Montgomery and Riley Rose Critchlow of Mary-Kate and Ashtray Productions, Brendan Haley of Lonely Spectre Productions, Chase Williamson, and Jenna Marie Johnson. The featured cast includes Daniel Montgomery (‘Jackson’), Riley Rose Critchlow (‘Taylor’), Chase Williamson (‘Nicky’), Will Tranfo (‘Preston’), Kylee Thurman (‘Jessica’) and Melinda DeKay (‘Mrs. Norris’). THE JESSICA CABIN is a co-production of Mary-Kate and Ashtray Productions and Lonely Spectre Productions in association with Simulated Sky and ReKon Productions.
“I wanted to explore something I’d never seen portrayed on screen: namely, gay ghosts,” says filmmaker Daniel Montgomery. “THE JESSICA CABIN is about the universal desire to find authentic and intimate connection, told through a decidedly queer lens. The drama doesn’t come from the horror of being queer; rather, it's just an aspect of the characters' lives. Or, in this case, after-lives.”