Beacon Point – USA, 2016 – reviews

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‘There’s a reason the woods are scary’

Beacon Point is a 2016 film co-produced and directed by Eric Blue (Swamp Murders TV series) from a screenplay co-written with Traci Carroll. The Blue Lantern Productions movie stars Rae Olivier, Jon Briddell, Eric Goins, Jason Burkey, and RJ Shearer.

A group of hikers lost on the Appalachian Trail stumble across an ancient secret that threatens their survival…

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“For some the way Beacon Point ends will leave you hanging or satisfy you just enough. There is clearly more to the story here but if nothing surfaces after this film then viewers should be ok with catering to the unexplainable. For fans that need a horror film straight to the point this may not be for you.” Travis Brown, Horror Movies Uncut

” …Blue succeeds at getting our psyches to ponder what we have seen. Yet, he doesn’t use the creature from outer space scenario purely for fear (as is the case of far too many similar efforts nowadays). There is a sense of awe; a yearning to understand what is occurring that is ever-present.” Andrew Buckner, A Word of Dreams

“There is a certain element of care in writer Traci Carroll’s plot which designs to flesh out character and convince us to the situation, but the issue with Beacon Point is that the cat and mouse tension of, say, A Lonely Way to Die is not quite apparent. These guys never seem stressed, either by the slog of the journey or the spooky shenanigans afoot.” Benjamin Poole, The Movie Waffler

Beacon Point ultimately breaks into X-Files-style suspense sustained by a “what’s really going on?” mystery. That mystery is a perpetually dangled carrot whose ambiguous reveal will leave some stomachs still growling when the credits roll.  However, those invested in the outcome will see more satisfaction in the groundwork laid to get there.” Ian Sedensky, Culture Crypt

“While there are some questionable editing techniques that feel rather retro, the cast is compelling and the direction more than competent. A positive move away from the clichés of modern horror, Blue makes an intriguing first film and reveals promise for what’s to come.” David Duprey, That Moment In

Main cast:

  • Rae Olivier [formerly Rachel Marie Lewis] – Persephone (short); House of Good and Evil
  • Jon Briddell – Hot Wax Zombies on Wheels; Copycat
  • Eric Goins – Halloween II (2009)
  • Jason Burkey
  • RJ Shearer
  • Takara Clark
  • Megan Gallacher
  • Jason MacDonald
  • Paisley Scott
  • Jayson Warner Smith
  • Randall Taylor

Filming locations:

Dahlonega, Georgia


Beacon Point was released on VOD on May 2, 2017 via Uncork’d Entertainment. Blu-ray (June 27) and DVD (September 20) releases followed.

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