‘The Charnel House’ premieres Nov. 3

On the heels of one of his favorite holidays, author Christopher Leppek will be busy the first week of November.

Following the launch of his latest novel, a Civil War romantic adventure titled Apollonia (Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., at the Tattered Cover in Historic LoDo), a motion picture inspired by one of his earlier books will premiere in Cleveland.

The Charnel House is a thriller based on the novel Abattoir by Leppek and co-author Emanuel Isler. The film tells the story of a “talented architect, Alex Reaves, [who] achieves the impossible—transforming the long-abandoned Fairmont Meat Company slaughterhouse into the ultramodern high-tech Lofts.” Reaves’ dream, however, quickly turns to nightmare—as is often the case in Leppek-Isler creations! Soon Reaves’ “family and tenants are faced with a deadly secret that's patiently spent the past 30 years within the aged brick building.”

The Charnel House, produced by Siegal Entertainment, MJ Films, and Producer Capital Fund and distributed by Freestyle Digital Media, will premiere in Cleveland on Thursday, Nov. 3, followed by a limited release in additional U.S. cities beginning Friday, Nov. 4.

Isler will attend the Thursday premiere in Cleveland and Leppek the Friday debut in Denver at the Harkins Theatres Northfield 18.

The movie stars Callum Blue, Nadine Velazquez,  and Kate Linder.