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Ghost in the Graveyard Lands Dances With Films World Premiere 6/22


Did you ever play “ghost as a graveyard” as a kid? You may never want to play again.

Los Angeles, CA (June 7, 2019) – DARKCOAST – “We find that darkness is just lurking off at the edges waiting for an opportunity to twist what we know, into what we fear,” wrote Nightmarish Conjurings.

TriCoast Worldwide’s horror division, DarkCoast, announces Charlie Comparetto’s (The Brawler, Rich Boy, Rich Girl) debut feature, GHOST IN THE GRAVEYARD, will have its World Premiere at Dances With Films (DWF), screening at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatres + IMAX on Saturday, June 22nd at 11:45 PM.

“A beautifully shot horror movie,” continued Nightmarish Conjurings, adding, “It does that by giving us wonderful cemetery shots at night, glimpses of a ghost in passing, and the weight of good versus evil.”

Starring Stranger Things’ Jake Busey (The Predator, Starship Troopers, Showtime’s Ray Donovan) and Disney XD’s Lab Rats, Kelli Berglund (STARZ’s Now Apocalypse, TNT’s Animal Kingdom), Comparetto’s supernatural thriller is inspired by the haunting, nighttime children’s game of the same name, which combines frantic chasing with hide and seek to find the hidden player, “the ghost”.

“A small town is under the control of Martha, a vengeful ghost who returns to pursue the children who witnessed his death during a game in his youth. Long blamed for the accident, Sally Sullivan must find out why Martha has returned and how to make her rest in peace forever. As the mystery of his return unravels, deep secrets are revealed that will have consequences for all involved,” summarized Terror Weekend for the film’s first market screening at last month’s Cannes International Film Festival.

Shiloh Verrico (Crown Vic, Stray Dolls) is vengeful and unforgiving as ‘Martha’, as Kelli Berglund plays ‘Sally Sullivan’ with ultimate terror and hints of innocence. “The Score, from the Utah Film Orchestra, puts you right in the middle of the feeling you get while telling ghost stories under the sheets or around the campfire – that feeling of heightened intensity and eerie calm. All these elements together become a perfect storm that creates this world that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up a little,” wrote Nightmarish Conjurings.  

GHOST IN THE GRAVEYARD will have its World Premiere at DWF on Saturday, June 22nd at TCL Chinese Theatres + IMAX (6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028) at 11:45 PM. Purchase tickets here and to attend with press passes / for exclusive interviews, please contact:

Alongside Shiloh Verrico, Jake Busey and Kelli Berglund, GHOST IN THE GRAVEYARD stars Royce Johnson (Marvel’s Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Let’s Be Cops), Golden Globe nominee, Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray, The Last Movie Star), three-time award winner, Maria Olsen (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief, FX’s American Horror Story), Olivia Larsen (The Last Halloween), Zebedee Row (Vinyl, The Truth About Lies) and Jason James Richter (The Free Willy franchise). For more information, please visit:

GHOST IN THE GRAVEYARD (2018, 93 min.) Directed and written by: Charlie Comparetto. Producers: James Del Gatto, Ken Kushner, Rob Simmons. Editor: Chris Gross. Cinematographer: Przemyslaw Reut. Original music: Assaf Rinde. USA, English. JARS Productions, Cellar Door Films, DarkCoast.

Production companies: JARS Productions, Cellar Door Films.

DarkCoast is a division of TriCoast Entertainment: A new home for story-driven American films, TriCoast Entertainment is a full service media company that creates, produces, manages and distributes unique and unusual entertainment. Bringing together filmmakers, distributors, financiers, and technologists, TriCoast Entertainment embraces change by redefining the production and distribution model for indie filmmakers. Founded by: Strathford Hamilton and Marcy Levitas Hamilton.

Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)