Readers familiar with No Country for Old Men and, in particular, Ti West’s The Sacrament will know of actor Gene Jones’ ability to make a comparatively small role extremely memorable. Now, the theater veteran — who also has a small role in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight — has been gifted a juicy lead part in the new horror film, Dementia (out in New York, on VOD, and via digital platforms, Dec. 4).
Directed by first-time filmmaker MIke Testin, Dementia stars Jones as a war veteran named George, who, after he suffers a stroke, is left in the care of Michelle (Kristina Klebe from Proxy and Tales of Halloween), a seemingly sweet nurse with a disturbing dark side. At the mercy of a psychopath with a hypodermic needle, Jones becomes a prisoner in his own home, caught in a sadistic game of cat and mouse.
Dementia opens in L.A. on Dec. 11, and will arrive in other cities in the following few weeks.
You can see the film’s trailer, below, and an exclusive clip featuring Jones and Klebe, above.