Three years after cracking the Appalachian legend about a mysterious box hidden in the East Tennessee mountains, a film crew’s footage is found.

CHEST is a 2022 found footage horror film written and directed by Aaron Irons. The film is based on the true story of a mysterious box, or chest, that was discovered in a cave behind a waterfall in East Tennessee in the wilderness area known as Jeffrey’s Hell. Two hunters discovered the chest during a significant dry period during the 1980s and were able to enter the normally flooded cave entrance. The chest was said to be wrapped in chains and old locks. Upon returning with tools a couple days later, the hunters were unable to find the cave or the chest again. To this day no one has been able to find the chest and this film is about a film crew who set out to locate it and the legend behind it, only to never be seen again.

Release: November 2022

Runtime: 1hr 35min

Rated: Not Rated

  • UFF5 Virtual Selection - 2022
  • Thrills and Chills Film Awards - Best First Time Director
  • Lit Scares Horror Festival - WINNER: Best Feature
  • LA Indie Horror Fest - Honorable Mention
  • Shockfest Film Festival - Official Selection
  • Sarah of Horror - Official Selection
  • Defy Film Festival - Official Selection
  • Montreal Independent Horror Festival - Official Selection
  • Official Selection - Bloody Horror Film Festival

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Cast & Crew

Aaron Irons

as Himself

Josh Croft

as Jeff Granger

Steve Cross

Director of Photography

Actress Marissa Kaye

Marissa Kaye
as Stephanie Dobson

Actor Ted Welch

Ted Welch
as Yancy Underwood

Actor Jasson Cring

Jasson Cring
as Himself

Actor Dean Shortland

Dean Shortland
as Himself

Actress Sarah VanArsdal

Sarah VanArsdal

as Isabella Frerichs

Henry Haggard
as Atlas Mckersie

Jessejames Locorierre

as Russell West

Jackson Pyle
as Stan Belcher

JK Gregg
as Laurie Granger (“Granny”)

Tamiko Robinson-Steele
as Agent Kara Mills

Steve Wedan
as Detective Harold Gardner