The Picture House announced today that it will be launching a new filmseries ‘Late Night@TPH’ with an exclusive area screening of the film ‘Beneath’ on Friday, July 19th at 9:00 p.m.  Produced by Chiller Films, Beneath is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Larry Fessenden (House of the Devil, Last Winter, etc.) and is about six high school students whose day on picturesque Black Lake is destroyed by a mysterious, big and very angry creature that lurks beneath the water.  As the danger mounts, secrets are revealed and loyalties are tested, revealing the terror lurking beneath many high school friendships and relationships.  ‘Beneath’ will be shown in select markets around the country this summer before making its television premiere on Chiller this fall.  Director Fessenden will be on-hand to speak about the film and take questions from the audience.

“We are thrilled to screen Chiller’s newest original movie, ‘Beneath’ to area high-school students right here in Pelham at the beautifully restored Picture House,” said Thomas P. Vitale, Executive Vice President of Programming and Original Movies at Syfy and Chiller. “As a Pelham resident, it’s particularly rewarding for me to share our programming with my community.  Chiller looks forward to presenting Beneath to the Picture House’s engaged and excited audience.”

“The Picture House’s partnership with Chiller and this exclusive event are great ways for us to launch our latest filmseries, Late Night@TPH,” said John Calvelli, Chair of the Board of Directors at The Picture House. “The monthly screenings and establishment of the Junior Film Advisory Board are part of The Picture House’s ongoing commitment to providing a unique gathering place dedicated to entertaining, enriching, and inspiring a sense of wonder for all ages.”

The Late Night@TPH series will take place one Friday each month and is geared toward high school juniors and seniors.  At the inaugural event on July 19, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about The Picture House’s newly formed Junior Film Advisory Board.  Comprised of local high school students who share a passion and interest in film, the group will be tasked with giving input and ultimately selecting the films that will be shown as part of the Late Night@TPH series.

Tickets to the event are $10.  For more information or to purchase tickets go to or visit the box office at 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY. To become a member of The Picture House or to make a donation please visit: or email or call (914) 738-3161.



Filmmaker Larry Fessenden has been busy over the past few years working on his Tales From Beyond the Pale audio series, producing other folks’ movies (such as the post-apocalyptic vampire yarn Stakeland and Ti West’s The Innkeepers), and acting in an impressive array of projects, including this August’s fantastic home invasion horror-comedy You’re Next. But the indie-horror overlord hasn’t actually directed a film since 2006′s Ron Perlman-starring, eco-aware terror tale, The Last Winter. Now, Fessenden has broken the surface with Beneath — a tale of teens, a leaky boat, and a bloodthirsty, underwater predator — that the director made in cahoots with Chiller TV.

The film’s world premiere took place at this weekend’s Stanley Film Festival and you can check out the new trailer below.



Check out the trailer here: