Fairfax Pictures Sets Release Date for Thriller “The Geechee Witch: A Boo Hag Story”
Fairfax Pictures has officially announced the release date for their highly anticipated thriller, “The Geechee Witch: A Boo Hag Story.” Directed by Jeremiah Kipp, known for his work on “The Mortuary Assistant” and “Slapface,” the film is set to hit theaters on February 2, 2024.
The movie stars Sinclair Daniel, Tryphena Wade, Stephen Cofield Jr., and Ernestine Johnson-Morrison, promising a vivid thrill ride. Kipp expressed excitement about delving into deeper themes while delivering a terrifying experience intertwined with the dread of collective memories.
“The Geechee Witch: A Boo Hag Story” follows Leah Robbins, played by Tryphena Wade, who, after her mother-in-law’s mysterious death, relocates with her husband to his family’s estate in coastal Georgia. As Leah grapples with unfamiliar surroundings, she becomes convinced that a supernatural force, a Boo Hag, is threatening her family. Disguised in the skin of past victims, the witch is determined to claim Leah’s life and her husband’s.
Wade, who plays Leah, emphasizes her character’s vulnerability and the script’s exploration of love, understanding, and navigating the challenges in a new and unfamiliar place.
The script was penned by former Georgia House of Representatives Member J. Craig Gordon, Television and Film Producer Phoenix Higgins, and Producer Jason Walter Short. Fully funded by Gordon and Higgins, the film pays homage to Gullah/Geechee folklore and history, with the producers expressing gratitude for pioneers like Julie Dash and Ron Daise.
“The Geechee Witch” promises to bring Gullah/Geechee stories to the big screen, celebrating a rich cultural heritage. The trailer for the film is available for viewing, offering a glimpse into the suspenseful narrative. The theatrical release will be in select nationwide theaters, inviting audiences to immerse themselves in this haunting tale.