The premiere of a new thriller was filmed entirely at this southern Indiana hotel on Friday

Oh, Jeepers Creepers…

A spooky new thriller will be released this Friday and it has ties to our region. “So Cold the River” was entirely shot in French Lick Resort in Indiana. The film is an adaptation of the best-selling book of the same name by an Indiana native Michael Korita and inspired by the West Baden Springs Hotel (part of the French Lick complex for those who haven’t been there).

Director Paul Shouberg brings Koryta’s book to life, and it’s the ‘most accomplished film made in Indiana since Pigasus Pictures and Paul Shoulberg’s previous film,’The Good Catholic.'”

“With its rich history and eye-catching architecture, the West Baden Springs Hotel has become a character in its own right in the film,” said Pigase Pictures CEO Zachary Spicer. “From the original script inspiration to the film’s release, it’s a true looping moment. We’re proud to bring this thrilling story to the big screen and, with it, shine a light on an Indiana landmark.

The film was produced by Carl Cook, Pete Yonkman, Michael Koryta and Bethany Joy Lenz in conjunction with French Lick Resort’s parent company, The Cook Group.

Here’s a movie synopsis of the release:

“In the film, Erica is hired by Alyssa Bradford-Cohen (Alysia Reiner, “Orange Is the New Black”) to portray her dying stepfather, the enigmatic millionaire Campbell Bradford. Erica receives a sum of money substantial and an antique bottle filled with water from a local West Baden spring, one of the few clues linking Bradford to the town it once towered over.

“While researching Bradford as a guest of a massive, opulent resort town with a dark past, Erica meets unofficial town historian Anne McKinney (Tony Award winner Deanna Dunagan), intern fanatic Kellyn (Katie Sarife, “Annabelle Comes Home”) and hotel maintenance worker Josiah (Andrew J. West, “The Walking Dead”), a Bradford scion who reveals the family curse of the mysterious deaths and suicides.As Erica continues her research, an indescribable evil is unearthed.

Pigasus Pictures was founded in 2015 by Indiana University alumni with its feature debut, ‘The Good Catholic,’ which starred Danny Glover, Zachary Spicer and John C. McGinley, is now streaming on Peacock TV.

French Lick Resort is a landmark $600 million casino restoration and development project. The resort includes both the West Baden Springs Hotel and the French Lick Springs Hotel and Casino. There are 757 rooms and suites, 51,000 square feet, a single-level casino, 45 holes of golf, two full-service spas, meeting and event space, and plenty of dining and entertainment options.

The film opens in select theaters this Friday, March 25, including Village Theaters 8and will be on demand March 29. To learn more about the film and watch the trailer, Click here.

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