Thomas Dekker is best known as an actor who has starred in the TV show “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “Heroes,” as well as the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” remake. On top of his two-decade career, he also wrote and directed the 2008 film “Whore,” about a group of teens who move to Hollywood with big dreams and discover the true nature of the business. Now, Dekker has written and directed another film “Jack Goes Home,” about a man who returns to his hometown to discover everything is not what it seems.
The film follows Jack Thurlowe (Rory Culkin), a successful magazine editor with a beautiful fiancée Cleo (Britt Robertson) who is seven months pregnant with their first child. But their life turns upside down when Jack discovers his parents have suffered a brutal car accident back in his hometown. Though his father died in the crash, his mother Teresa (Lin Shaye) survived and Jack and Cleo travel for the funeral and to help nurse her back to health. Upon returning home, Jack and Teresa’s volatile relationship boils to the surface, and eventually, he finds audio recordings and videotapes left behind by his father that lead him to question the very foundation of his identity. Soon, Jack learns that his idyllic world might in fact be a nightmare. Watch the trailer and check out the poster below.
“Jack Goes Home” opens in select theaters and on VOD on October 14th.