Upstate’s DNA All Over New Netflix Ax Murder Movie
A new Netflix horror film set to be released at the end of the month is based on a series of grisly discoveries made in the early 1980's after a couple moved into their new home in upstate New York. In addition to upstate playing a role in its storyline, we learned something else that might resonate with you if you're from the Capital Region; the woman who wrote the novel that the movie is based upon, lives in the Albany area.
According to UpstateNewYork.com, a star-studded cast was assembled in the Netflix film called “Things Heard & Seen.” The thriller/horror set to be released on April 29th is about a New York City couple who moves upstate in the 1980's. the film stars Academy Award nominee Amanda Seyfried who plays Catherine Clare. In the film, Clare "trades life in 1980s Manhattan for a remote home in the tiny hamlet of Chosen, New York, after her husband George, played by actor James Norton, lands a job teaching art history at a small Hudson Valley college."
The film was adapted from a novel called “All Things Cease to Appear” by Elizabeth Brundage who makes her home outside of Albany. She told the Democrat and Chronicle that the inspiration for the novel was the death of a woman named Cathleen "who was found in bed with an ax lodged in her head a decade earlier. Her 3-year-old daughter had been in the house for hours with the corpse before Cathleen’s husband James allegedly returned from work to discover the grisly scene." Krauseneck’s body was discovered in 1982 Brighton, a Rochester suburb.
Brundage came up with the idea for the novel nearly 30 years ago, according to the Democrat and Chronicle.