CASTING THE RUNES
Based on the short story by M.R. James
Director: Joe Dante - Producers: Daniela Tully, Rob Heydon - Executive Producers: Suzanne Berger - Writer: David Tully - Genre: Supernatural Thriller
When up-and-coming actor Jake Harrington inexplicably hurls himself in front of an oncoming subway train, celebrity gossip blogger Mark Dunning smells a story in Harrington's connection to self-help guru Simon Karswell. What Dunning isn't prepared for is the secret behind Karswell's motivational-speaker success: a command of dark occult forces that reveals his following to be more cult than therapy.
Interweaving elements of a noir crime tale with the chills of an occult thriller, CASTING THE RUNES is a contemporary spin on the classic story by M.R. James, employing elements not only from that tale, but also offering a veritable greatest hits of James's classic nightmares. Nobody made spectral monsters like M.R. James, and CASTING THE RUNES brings the greatest ghost stories - and the greatest ghost story writer - of all time firmly into the twenty-first century.