Cosmic Horror ‘Color Out of Space’ Features Palisadian Tommy Chong

By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter    

“Color Out of Space,” a new horror movie starring Nicholas Cage, Q’orianka Kilcher, Palisadian Tommy Chong and Joey Richardson, is set for theaters January 24.

The story unfolds when a meteorite strikes in the front yard of unlucky Nathan Gardner. Soon his family finds themselves “battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism that infects their minds and their bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare,” according to Wikipedia.

Richard Stanley writes and directs the film—his first in over two decades. Stanley directed “The Island of Dr. Moreau” in the mid-’90s until he was fired three days into filming.

“Color Out of Space” is based on a short story written by H.P. Lovecraft in March 1927. Scarlett Amaris co-wrote the screenplay for the new film.

Although the film is infused with humor, Chong has been reported to have an unnerving and creepy performance near the end of the film, according to an IMDb review. Chong plays an old “hippie hermit” who squats in a shack near the Gardners’ property, according to Variety.

The story also features a dog named Sam, played by three canines.

RLJE Films acquired the U.S. rights to the cosmic horror film, shortly before it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

The film has a run time of one hour and 11 minutes.