AWARDS of THE INCANTATION
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival – Winner Best Narrative Feature Film and Nominee for Golden Fox Award.
The 7th Annual Eclipse Awards – Winner for Best Direction & Nominated for Best Narrative Feature, Best Supporting Actor (Dean Cain), and Best Cinematography.
Unrestricted View Film Festival 2018 – Nominee for Best Costume and Best Make-Up
Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival – Nominee for People’s Choice Award for Best Feature Film.
IndieFEST – Winner of 5x Awards of Excellence for Direction, Writing, Supporting Actor (Dean Cain), Cinematography and Feature Film.
IndieFEST – Winner of Award of Merit for Originality.
Straight-Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival – Official Selection
THE INCANTATION SYNOPSIS
In this picturesque paranormal thriller, a young American girl, Lucy Bellerose (Sam Valentine), has a chance of a lifetime to visit her ancestor’s ominous castle in the south of France. However, things are not as they seem as she finds that her family is hiding deep, dark secrets about their nefarious past, far away from prying eyes.
Unbeknownst to Lucy, the region is also home to centuries of witchcraft and occult folklore. After meeting the strident Vicar of Borley, and her socially awkward Chambermaid, Mary, Lucy begins to question her place in the family. Abel Baddon, a devilishly handsome traveling salesman, (Dean Cain “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), tries to assuage her fears and soothe her reluctance.
However, only after meeting a charming gravedigger named J.P. (Dylan Kellogg) does she begin to feel at ease. He navigates her through the twists and turns of the murky waters of her family’s past, eventually uncovering shocking revelations.
THE INCANTATION PRESS STATEMENT
Veteran Actor, Dean Cain, stars as “Abel Baddon”, a character which veers from his usual portrayal of innocent pretty-boy roles. Sam Valentine lends her talents as “Lucy Bellerose”, a strong, yet flawed, female protagonist.
Shot entirely on location in France, the film serves as the official Directorial Debut of Jude S. Walko, alongside Producer, Dan Campbell.
It’s the first original content for Blue Falcon Productions, a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-owned business Co-owned by Campbell and Walko.
MAIN CAST & CREW THE INCANTATION
SAM VALENTINE as Lucy Bellerose
DEAN CAIN as Abel Baddon
DYLAN KELLOGG as J.P.
BEATRICE ORRO as Mary the Chambermaid
MARGIE CLARK as Ethereal Crone
CAROLINE GATOUILLAT as Little Rose
JUDE S. WALKO as Vicar of Borley
A BLUE FALCON PRODUCTIONS original content film…
Written & Directed by JUDE. S. WALKO
Produced by DAN CAMPBELL
Executive Producers GARY B. & JULIE A. SULLIVAN
Co-Producer MICHAEL KULKA
Associate Producers ROBERT HORWELL & CORT JOHNS
Director of Photography DEREK STREET
Production Designer BOONTAWEE “THOR” TAWEEPASAS
Editing & VFX by MUTINY FX
Casting by VALERIE McCAFFREY
Costume Designer ARIEL SWEETLAND
Music by C21 FX
Editor ROBERT CRISP
Music Editor DANIEL LEPERVANCHE
with original songs by
ERIN ALVEY – “Night Shadow”
C21 FX – “Blood Red Roses”
THE DEAD SOUTH – “In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company”
THE EULOGIES – “Out of Character”
222 – “I’m Not Trying To Be You”
The Incantation Movie REVIEWS
“Beyond the mundane veneer lies a story created by an artist who has a passion for the darkness that pervades everyday life and a clear understanding of the horror genre and its potential.” – Kyle Jonathan, The Movie Sleuth
“How I pine for the days of mystery and shadow. The good news is ‘The Incantation’ knows exactly what we’ve been missing!” – Steve Barton, Dread Central
“Cliffhangers are always a welcome addition to horror films, and kudos to Walko, who pulls off a clever revelation.” – Meredith Bogard Brown, Horrorpedia
“The music was hauntingly beautiful and the cinematography spot on. I recommend ‘The Incantation’ if you’re a lover of all things eerie.” – Rebecca Kolodziej, Popcorn Horror
“The build of horror is handled well. But the cast is excellent, well-cast and with some good acting by Dean Cain.” – MovieCritic NextDoor, The Slaughtered Bird
“It’s refreshing to see Dean Cain in a role that exudes evil.” – Michelle Swope, Horror Geek Life
“The locations are captivating and any filmmaker would be envious.” – Michael Klug, Horror Freak News
“An amazing set location, and a solid story.” – Bryan Fitzgerald, Fitz of Horror
“The Incantation is a very effective horror movie that manages to stay fresh and in the now while telling what’s basically a gothic tale in the proper ‘gothic’ locations.” – Mike Haberfelner, (re)Search My Trash
“Jude S. Walko’s direction is beautiful throughout, and the fact that this is his first film is nothing short of extraordinary. There are shades of Jean Cocteau in the exterior shots of the château, as well as Neil Jordan and Georges Franju in Walko’s eye for gothic details, all filtered through a sensibility which seems decidedly fresh and modern.” – Max Deacon, Scream Horror Magazine
“With a strong first entry like this, I have no doubt there will be plenty more to come!” – Tracy Palmer, Signal Horizon
“A gothic fairy tale, following traditional narrative conventions that are often missing from modern horror films.” – Nikolaus Sullivan, Crypt Teaze
“As much a dark fairy tale as it is a horror film, THE INCANTATION benefits from the judicious use of odd angles, time-lapse photography and trick editing to produce an otherworldly feel.” 4 out of 5 stars – Jim Morazzini, Voices From The Balcony
“A tidy entry that borders on the lighter side of horror, and one that goes the extra mile to cater for the audience.” 4 out of 5 stars- Chris Olson, UK Film Review
“Beautiful scenery and CGI make-up this brightly filmed feature with a dark story to tell. Settings and cinematography are on point.” – Jason Minton, Without Your Head Horror and Beyond
“The setting and production design is enviable, the film has a fairly ornate feel and is steeped in history with fine finishes, old world art and an otherworldliness.” – Stephen Aspeling, SPL!NG Movies
“Dean Cain never fails to entertain, even when covering up a seemingly sinister side to his persona.” – Nekko Media
“The Incantation is a complicated story of witches, magic, legends, and family sacrifice for immortality.” – Upcoming Horror Movies