Cold Moon

From the writer of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas

Out on:DVD 22nd Jan. 2018
Download 22nd Jan. 2018

Fast sell:

Based on the novel Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell, writer of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Cold Moon is an eerie tale of murder, manipulation and vengeance from beyond the grave. Featuring a strong central performance from Josh Stewart and a terrifying turn by Christopher Lloyd this is the perfect film to give you chills on a winter’s night.

Key talent:

Michael McDowell (Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas)

Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future 1-3, The Addams Family, I Am Not a Serial Killer)
Josh Stewart (The Collector, The Collection)
Frank Whaley (Netflix’s Luke Cage, TV’s Ray Donovan)
Chester Rushing (Netflix’s Stranger Things)
Tommy Wiseau (The Room, The Disaster Artist)


In a sleepy southern town, a young girl disappears – but all hopes of finding her alive are soon shattered by the discovery of a body in the river. But the end of the search is just the beginning of a waking nightmare. Traffic lights blink an eerie warning, a ghostly visage prowls in the streets, and graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror. Beneath the murky surface of the river, a shifting, almost human shape slowly takes form to seek a terrible vengeance…

We like it because:

It’s not often that you see this kind of pedigree in a ghost story, but Cold Moon really delivers on that front. Michael McDowell, who wrote the novel the screenplay is based on, is the writer behind perennial favourites Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Knowing that, you know already that there is more than a touch of the neo-gothic about Cold Moon, and that’s before you factor in the vengeful ghost, the manipulative machinations of the killer’s father (played to horrifying perfection by Christopher Lloyd) and the creeping sense of dread that infuses the film.

Lloyd, meanwhile, brings much of the creepiness he showed off in 2016’s I Am Not a Serial Killer - for which he received stellar reviews - as his character controls his already mentally unstable son and tries to drive him to murder again and again. Speaking of the cast, there’s also a cameo by The Room’s Tommy Wiseau (more recently seen in The Disaster Artist) as a rodeo official. In typical style, he shows up and completely steals the scene.

Sitting at the point where horror and psychological thriller meet, Cold Moon blends modern ghost story with the older gothic style to create an eerie tale that left us chilled to the bone.

Hot Quotes:

“Entertaining as Hell” Nerdly

“Absolutely flawless” Horror Society

“A damn fine supernatural horror-thriller” Cultured Vultures

“A deadly serious piece of Southern gothic” Sight & Sound



Bulldog Film Distribution
Release date
22nd January, 2018
Digital release
22nd January, 2018


  • Christopher Lloyd
  • Josh Stewart
  • Frank Whaley
  • Chester Rushing
  • Tommy Wiseau