DESCRIPTION: (from Chiller's press release, August 2012) This October, Chiller gets into the spirit with two all-new premieres: original movie Dead Souls (Friday, October 12 @ 9pm) and original documentary The American Scream (Sunday, October 28 @ 8pm). For his 18th birthday, Johnny Petrie is presented with some surprising news. Not only was he adopted but also learns that he has inherited his birth family's farm in Maine, abandoned for the past 18 years since his natural family died at the hands of his father, the local preacher. Eager for a new life, he leaves home to start over in his new dwelling. However, as he digs into his past, he soon uncovers the horrifying details of his father's questionable studies. In a frightening revelation, he also learns that his return has revived decades-old forces trapped in the home and sets in motion a heart-stopping finale to a ritual that already claimed the lives of his family. Dead Souls stars Jesse James (The Amityville Horror, The Flyboys) as Johnny, Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Devil's Rejects, House of 1,000 Corpses), Magda Apanowicz (The Butterfly Effect, Caprica), Noah Fleiss (Brick), Jaiden Kaine (Hellbenders) and Geraldine Hughes (Rocky Balboa, Gran Torino). Adapted from the novel by Bram Stoker Award Finalist Michael Laimo, the film is written by John Doolan and directed by Colin Theys; Andrew Gernhard and Zach O'Brien produce for Synthetic Cinema International.