In Jack Goes Home, Rory Culkin is living the dream as a successful magazine editor (although being a magazine writer is really where it’s at) named Jack Thurlowe. But after Thurlowe’s father dies in a car crash, he returns home for the funeral and finds audio recordings and video tapes that lead him to question childhood memories and the very foundation of his identity. With his sanity crumbling, Culkin’s character comes to learn that the idyllic world he has believed in since infancy is in fact a nightmare full of lies, deception, violence, and murder.
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Jack Goes Home is written and directed by Thomas Dekker — who played John Connor in Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles — and costars Britt Robertson, Louis Hunter, Natasha Lyonne, Daveigh Chase, and the great Lin Shaye, who plays Thurlowe’s mother.
The SXSW-screened film arrives in select theaters, on demand, and via digital platforms Oct. 14. See the new trailer for Jack Goes Home above.