‘Craig Sheffer has been cast as the lead in Gregory Lamberson’s feature film adaptation of “Widow’s Point,” the supernatural book co-written by Richard Chizmar and his son Billy.
Lamberson will direct the film from his own screenplay in Western New York this month, co-producing with Tamar Lamberson. Chizmar executive produces with Erin Elizabeth Heald.
“Widow’s Point” depicts the tale of an author who spends a weekend locked in a haunted lighthouse as a publicity stunt to promote his next book. Cut off from the outside world, he finds himself targeted by sinister forces. The film takes place in four different time periods.
Sheffer’s credits include Robert Redford’s “A River Runs Through It,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” and the TV series “One Tree Hill.” His horror performances include Clive Barker’s “Nightbreed,” “Hellraiser: Inferno,” and the SyFy TV movie “Battledogs.”
Willow Xylia Anwar, Kaelin Lamberson, and Billy Chizmar also star along with KateLynn E. Newberry, Richard Satterwhite, Janel Tanna, Michael Thurber, Dominic Luongo, and John Renna.
Chizmar is the founder and owner of the specialty press Cemetery Dance Publications, and co-wrote “Gwendy’s Button Box” with Stephen King. He has co-written teleplays for the TV horror anthologies “Masters of Horror” and “Fear Itself.”
Lamberson is the author of 12 horror novels and has directed several cult horror films including “Slime City” and “Killer Rack.”