Horror - Development 2021

A middle-aged man has a psychotic break and begins a murder spree that leaves him struggling to escape the evil of his own actions and his descent into pure madness.

    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Horror, Drama
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • Writer(s)
    • Tony BURGESS, Jeff BOULTON
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • Based on the novel "People Live Still In Cashtown Corners" by Tony Burgess.

      Cashtown Corners is the brutal but introspective portrait of a spree killer. The story follows Bob Clark’s rampage over the course of a single day, and then it draws the viewers into his dream-like aftermath.

      The murders are sudden—inevitable yet inexplicable. Initially, the number of dead is seven innocents: an unsuspecting passerby, a lonely woman in a parking lot, a friendly local cop, and then an entire family, one by one, as they arrive home at the end of the day.

      For Bob, it is an unbearable day. By dusk, he realizes that he cannot live with what he has done, and he struggles to find a way to escape his own acts of evil. Repulsed by his own acts of violence, he can’t bring himself to perpetrate any more, so suicide is out of the question. Bob just wants to erase the last twenty-four hours of his life from existence, so surrendering to the authorities to face justice is unthinkable to him. He tries to retreat inwardly. To be still. To still breathe, but to no longer be present in the world. The concept makes perfect sense to his declining mind, but it is utterly out of his reach.

      Finally, Bob decides to remain in the house and he drags the bodies of the family out to the garden to put them to rest. All three. Three bodies. Except... Bob is certain that there were four deaths in the house. Four bodies. Or was that all in his mind?

      Patty Lerner was a teenager waging a quiet war with the world. She had retreated emotionally from her family, from school, from friends. She was dealing with her own creeping mental and emotional deterioration when she first came face-to-face with the stranger in her home. Now, the shrapnel in her brain has become a problem that she finds strangely comforting.

      Together, Bob and his figment of Patty give up on the outside world and begin to discover small consolations within each other. Bob takes on a paternal role in caring for his new charge as he takes a final, intimate journey towards the madness within.