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March 18–23, 2016

Chicago Premiere

A Haunting in Cawdor

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Film still: A Haunting in Cawdor


"A Haunting in Cawdor has the raw, grassroots makings of a feminist cult favorite"
  —Village Voice

In this tense tale of psychological terror, Vivian Miller (Shelby Young, The Social Network, American Horror Story) is a young woman who's serving out her jail sentence at a work release program in the Midwest. Her 90 days of probation takes her to The Cawdor Barn Theatre, a dilapidated summer stock theater run by Lawrence O'Neil (Cary Elwes, Saw, The Princess Bride). Lawrence, a failed Broadway director, is now reduced to staging amateur productions with young parolees and raging over the mistakes from his past.

Vivian's arrival in Cawdor starts a terrifying series of events that brings Lawrence's secret past to the present. After Vivian views an old taped stage production of Macbeth, a force of evil is unleashed which soon turns its sights on her. With the help of Roddy (Michael Welch, The Twilight trilogy), a local outcast, Vivian sets about trying to discover who the supernatural killer on the tape is before she becomes the next victim.

Directed by Phil Wurtzel, 2015, U.S.A., 100 mins.


  • Fri.–Sat., Mar. 18–19 at 11 pm
  • Sun., Mar. 20 at 9 pm
  • Mon. & Wed., Mar. 21 & 23 at 10:30 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

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