FERTILE GROUND
Synopsis: A married couple relocate to a rural New Hampshire home, in which evil spirits reside.
Director: Adam Gierasch
Stars: Gale Harold, Leisha Hailey, Jami Bassman, JoNell Kennedy
Complex says: All signs point to “meh” for this one, sadly. Even if the plot didn’t sound like a blatant ripoff of The Amityville Horror, we’d still have low hopes for Fertile Ground due to the name Adam Gierasch. His first feature, 2008’s Autopsy, wasn’t bad, but then came his co-written script for Dario Argento’s disaster Mother of Tears. The latter would’ve been easily forgivable (Argento has fallen off, anyway) if not for last year’s completely botched remake of the silly yet wonderful ’80s flick Night of the Demons. So, yeah, the thought of Gierasch biting Amityville is about as alluring as a kick to the groin.