Lehigh Valley horror story: Recalling real events behind indy fright flick ‘The Fields’ – Screenplay News

Express-Times news clipping on "The Fields" movie

The front page of The Express-Times on Oct. 17, 2011, reports on “The Fields,” an independent horror film based on a true story from Forks Township, that debuted locally that week.Express-Times microfilm via Easton Area Public Library; Dan Gleiter | PennLive.com file photo

“The Fields” may not be the most well-known horror movie filmed in this area, but the small independent film was based on spooky real-life events in the Lehigh Valley. The titular fields were in Forks Township. Shot around the Poconos and in Bushkill Park with a cast that included Cloris Leachman and Tara Reid, “The Fields” premiered locally 10 years ago this week. Here’s how The Express-Times reported the story on Oct. 17, 2011.

When B. Harrison Smith was 8 years old, his Forks Township home was terrorized by unknown assailants for two straight weeks.

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