The Fields (film)
The Fields poster
|Directed by||Tom Mattera
|Produced by||Harrison Smith
George Englund, Jr.
|Written by||Harrison Smith|
|Music by||John Avarese|
|Edited by||Tom Mattera
Mr. Big Productions
|Distributed by||Fabrication Films
Breaking Glass Pictures
The Fields is a 2011 American suspense thriller directed by Tom Mattera and Dave Mazzoni. The film is touted as being based on true events. The film stars Cloris Leachman and Tara Reid. Filming wrapped in October 2009, and the film played in festivals in Fall 2011.
The film takes place in a small Pennsylvania town in 1973, and tells the story of a young boy (Joshua Ormond) and his family (Tara Reid, Faust Checho, Cloris Leachman, Bev Appleton) as they are terrorized by an unseen presence in the surrounding fields.
As a young boy, Steven finds himself dealing with a very difficult home life, as his parents are constantly at odds. As a result of the deteriorating marriage, Steven spends a lot of time with his grandparents on their farm, where, soon after his arrival, an unseen presence begins terrorizing them while using the massive cornfields surrounding the house to remain hidden.
- Tara Reid as Bonnie
- Cloris Leachman as Gladys
- Bev Appleton as "Hiney"
- Joshua Ormond as Steven
- Faust Checho as Barry
- Brian Anthony Wilson as Charlie
- Miles Williams as Jack
- Karen Ludwig as Tootie
- Max Antisell as Douglas
The film was produced by Faust Checho with Mr. Big Productions, in association with MazWa Productions. Tommy Lee Wallace is attached as an associate producer. Production spanned six weeks, throughout September and October 2009, and was shot on location in the Pocono Mountains region in Bartonsville, Pennsylvania and in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania. The film is also shot in one of the oldest amusement parks in America, Bushkill Park, originally built in the 1920s.
The film was anticipated to be released in late 2011, it was finally released on April 24, 2012 in the USA on DVD and Blu-ray by Breaking Glass Pictures.
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