Local horror and sci-fi movie fans turned out Tuesday for a special red carpet exclusive Long Island screening of the new psychological thriller When We Dance the Music Dies at Bellmore Movies.
Moviegoers with a passion for psychological thrillers welcomed the return of 1980s horror classic Fright Night star William Ragsale in director Anthony de Lioncourt’s new film. On hand were many of the actors and producers of the film including Ragsdale, Catherine Mary Stewart (The Last Starfighter, Night of the Comet), and Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, Grey’s Anatomy).
The story of the frantic search of a father [Tom Walton, portrayed by Ragsdale] or his college-age daughter [Audrey Walton, portrayed by Theresa Moriarty], who vanishes under mysterious experiences – and the twists and turns of his journey leads him to question his own sanity.
The curious events portrayed in the film are inspired by a true story that captivated de Lioncourt – the odd circumstances surrounding the disappearance and tragic death of a young woman by the name of Elisa Lam.
The young woman’s father’s investigation leads him to an eccentric cult leader [Clayton Riggs, the cult leader, portrayed by Roberts] who has persuaded the members of his group that they all originated from “another dimension,” and – through their leader – they could “return there.”
Walton’s desperation is shared by his wife Helen [portrayed by Stewart] as his search takes one unexpected turn after another.