Deadly Sanctuary

Synopsis: Feisty, flame-haired reporter, Kendall O'Dell is drawn into an evil web of conspiracy beyond anything she could have ever imagined when she accepts a position at a small newspaper in isolated Castle Valley, Arizona. In the mix is a vanished reporter, two dead teenage girls and an attractive cowboy. Kendall's life hangs in the balance as she strives to uncover the horrifying secret.
100 min





Get in the truck!

- Let me go!

- ndale!


Let go! Help!

Help me!



I'll never go back with you!

Pray... I'll get you

before the desert does!


The desert, it kills you slow!


Driving down the road

Hometown in my rearview

Things are getting old

I'm needing something new

I need to find my stride

Gotta get out on my own

Gonna give these dreams a try

Far away from all I know

Under a big sky

In a small town

Got my hopes high

And my feet on the ground

Running headstrong

Into this mystery


I've been saving up for a rainy day

But I'm fine with bright sunshine

And starry nights most all the time


Yeah, under a big sky

In a small town

Got my hopes high

And my feet on the ground

Running headstrong

Into this mystery

Running, running

Oh, come on.


Dad? Yeah. Yeah.

You know how you

told me that Castle Valley

is a suburb of Phoenix?

Oh, it isn't.

It's a desert.

Yeah, I know the dry heat

will be good for my asthma,

but what about all this dust?

No one even thought about that.

Yeah, right, right.

Yeah, Dad, the suburbs in Arizona

might be further apart

than they are in Philly.

You're absolutely right.

And I don't even know why

you told your friend Tugg

that I'm an experienced

investigative reporter.

Yeah, you were like, "Oh, she's

a chip off the old block.

It'll be fine."

Well, soon as I start,

he's gonna see right through me.

I don't think...


Love you too, Dad.


Oh, no! Oh!

Ohh! Right!

Arizona's paradise, isn't it, Dad?

It's absolutely perfect.


Stop, please! Hello!

Stop! Help!

You having trouble, little lady?

Yeah. It seemed to develop a rattle.

Looks like a friendly

little gopher snake to me.

Oh, God, no!


- Ugh.

- [chuckles]


Where you heading, sweetie?

Sweetie is headed to Castle Valley.

I knew it, she's a snowbird.

A snowbird?

Yeah, winter visitor.

Here for six months,

polluting our air, clogging up

the streets and restaurants,

making golf more expensive,

then you skedaddle

back to wherever you come from

and... yeah.

Well, for your information,

I'm actually relocating

to Castle Valley.

I'm taking a very important

managerial position

with the newspaper.

Huh. Is that a fact?

She kind of looks like...

Don't even go there, Jake.

Come on. Let's go.

You take care, lady.

I saw a bunch of black birds flying

a few miles back in a circle.

Why do they do that?

It's just the desert's way

of cleaning up dead.

Probably a dead steer.

So, ma'am, take care of yourself.

[engine starts]

[engine starts]


[pop song on car radio]

What the hell are you doing?

Look, I'm sorry.

I just really need a ride.

You know, I could've just

killed you coming up like that.

Well, where are you going?

Phoenix, LA.

Maybe Vegas, I don't know.

I'm just going a few more miles

to Castle Valley.

That's okay.

I can take a bus from there.

Okay, get in.

I'm actually relocating

to Castle Valley myself.

Do you mind if we don't talk?

- Thanks, lady.

- Hey, hold on a second.

[sighs] Take this $20,

get something to eat.

You could also really use a shower.

Oh, crap!

What time is it?


Pork rinds is two words.

P-O-R-K space R-I-N-D-S.

Yes, it is, Earl.

I'm just gonna go ahead and

change it to hors d'oeuvres.

You have yourself a nice day too, honey.


Well, you must be Kendall O'Dell.

- Am I right?

- Yes.

I have an appointment with Morton Tuggs.

Sugar, you had an appointment

an hour ago with Tugg.

I know. I'm so sorry.

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