Horror Movie ‘Uncle Sleazo’ Features Cast, Crew, And Setting Of The Adirondacks

“Uncle Sleazo’s Toxic and Terrifying TV Hour” premieres Saturday night (6 p.m.) at the Pendragon Theater in Saranac Lake. Photo provided

You’re going to have a great time this Saturday night, when Uncle Sleazo’s toxic and terrifying TV hour will premiere at the Pendragon Theater in Saranac Lake. It’s hosted by a charming and unsettling television personality, Uncle Sleazo, played by longtime local actor, Jordan Hornstein.

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Horror filmmaker Lucky Cerruti works with local actor Jordan Hornstein, aka Uncle Sleazo, on the set of

Horror filmmaker Lucky Cerruti is working with local actor Jordan Hornstein, aka Uncle Sleazo, on the set of “Uncle Sleazo’s Toxic and Terrifying TV Hour.” Photo provided

Filmmaker, writer and director Lucky Cerruti, based in New York and Lake Placid, teamed up with longtime collaborator, puppeteer Matt Sorensen, formerly of Saranac Lake, to create the film. It features plenty of local actors and includes three horror shorts sandwiched between parody commercials and movie trailers. Cerruti, Sorensen, and most of the film’s cast all met and worked together in Pendragon.

Cerruti, who runs Dead Vision Productions, told Todd Moe it’s an homage to late-night TV shows with vintage cable access. But, A word of warning: leave the little ones at home, because the film is not suitable for young viewers due to adult content, foul language and overdone gore. Otherwise, Cerruti says the wacky anthology has comedy, scare, puppetry and “something for everyone.”