The Fields Out On Blu-ray & DVD Today

Last night, I sat down to watch the screener copy of The Fields, a horror thriller starring Cloris Leachman and Tara Reid, that Breaking Pictures was kind enough to send my way.  It’s out on Blu-ray and DVD today and I thought I’d let you guys know a little about it in case it sounds like something that you’d want to check out.  The film is pretty well shot for a movie on a shoestring budget.  All the actors do an admirable job with the material, though Tara Reid still comes off incredibly stiff as she has in so many other films.  My favorite part of the film is definitely Cloris Leachman, who plays an amusing foul-mouthed grandma.  The stuff she says to her grandson are horribly inappropriate things to say to a young kid but at the same time can be pretty hilarious.  Below is the cover art for the Blu-ray/DVD and the press release for the film.

Philadelphia, PA — Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman’s (Fox’s Raising Hope) thriller The Fields is coming to Blu-ray (SRP $29.99) and DVD (SRP $24.99) from Breaking Glass Pictures (5 Star Day, Cropsey, The Living Wake).  Written by Harrison Smith (Six Degrees of Hell) and directed by Tom Mattera and David Mazzoni (cult favorite The 4th Dimension), the film also stars Tara Reid (American Reunion) and newcomer Joshua Ormond (Sundance hit Robot and Frank). 

Based on actual events, The Fields follows a young boy named Steven during the summer of 1973.  Steven (Ormond) is sent to live in the Pennsylvania countryside with his grandparents while his mother (Reid) and father (Checho) work through their marital troubles.  Though his grandmother (Leachman) and grandfather (Appleton) are happy to host him, they warn Steven not to enter the cornfields next to their house. 

Meanwhile, Steven hears news of the notorious Manson family and their gruesome killing spree.  He develops a morbid fascination with the murderous cult and at the same time he can’t help but be drawn into the mysterious cornfields.  Eventually he enters the fields, where he makes a terrible discovery.  Then, menacing noises begin haunting the family from outside at night and soon turn to violence.  Though Steven’s family tries to protect him, whatever’s lurking in the fields is about to make their lives a living nightmare.
The Fields enjoyed critical acclaim and audience approval on the festival circuit.  Among its awards are: Erie Film Festival (Winner Best Directors, Best Actress for Leachman), Terror Film Festival (Best Feature, Best Actress for Leachman, Best Emerging Actor for Ormond), Philadelphia Terror Film Festival (Best Picture, Sound Design, Score, Emerging Actor for Ormond), and the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival (Best Picture).
Film Threat gave The Fields four stars and called it “American gothic suspense at its subtle best.”  The Blunt Film Review called it “brilliant,” promising “this film is gonna scare the b’jesus out of you,” and The Independent Critic hailed it as “a head and complex thriller.”
The DVD and Blu-ray will hit shelves today, April 24, loaded with special features including a making-of documentary, behind-the-scenes footage, hilarious Cloris Leachman outtakes, interviews with the real people involved, and clips from the world premiere.

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2 Comments on “The Fields Out On Blu-ray & DVD Today”

  1. Nannimcb April 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    I remember hearing about a horror film with Cloris Leachman. I’ll have to see it.

  2. pyrosmoothiesarahann April 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Reblogged this on pyrosmoothie and commented:
    That moment when you’re reading about a movie and you’re all like: (serious face) “I wanna watch that!!”

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