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Buskirk-Chumley to host horror film ‘So Cold the River’ Sept. 30


The Buskirk-Chumley Theater will show horror film “So Cold the River” from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 30.  

The film is based on Bloomington native Micahel Koryta’s New York Times Bestselling book. Most of the scenes are set at West Baden Springs Hotel in West Baden Springs, Indiana. 

The area has supernatural history which is shown in the film through ghost trains, violin scores and Pluto Water. Physician William Bowles built the French Lick Springs Hotel and would sell spring water he claimed cured illnesses.  

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 IU alumni Paul Shoulberg directed the film, and it was produced by Indiana-based Pigasus Pictures. 

The film’s crew will participate in a Q&A at the screening as well as pre-show cocktails and an after party. This will be an opportunity for film attendees to try the new vodka — which will be launched later this month — that the film partnered with Cardinal Spirits to create. 

In the film, a documentary filmmaker, played by Bethany Joy Lenz, is hired by a woman, played by Alysia Reiner, to document her dying father-in-law, a millionaire in the town. Throughout the film, characters unveil secrets about the town and regarding the man in question, and one townie recalls a curse involving deaths and suicides in the family.   

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