Oscar winning actress Mira Sorvino headlines director Tom Provost’s upcoming ghost story The Presence. The film marks Sorvino’s return to horror since starring in Spike Lee’s 1999 serial killer drama Son of Sam and Guillermo Del Toro’s 1997 creature-feature Mimic.
Set in an isolated cabin in the woods, The Presence centers on a woman (Sorvino) who becomes the object of a possessive phantom’s (Shane West) affection. Things complicate further when the woman’s boyfriend (Justin Kirk) shows up to join her for a romantic getaway.
At first the jealous spirit attempts to impress the woman by telling her that he invented Post-it notes. When that doesn’t work, however, he resorts to dragging chains, wearing white bed sheets and going bump in the night.
U.K. genre queen Emily Booth is set to star in director Neil Jones vampire thriller The Reverend. The 34-year-old actress joins a cast that includes Tamer Hassan (The Hike), Shane Richie (”EastEnders”) and Doug Bradley, best known for his portrayal of Pinhead in Dimension Films’ beloved Hellraiser franchise.
On a wet, cold night a mysterious girl visits The Reverend at the chapel. Cold and upset she is welcomed in warmly, soon it becomes apparent that her visit is not for sanctuary but to deliver a message, a message in the form of a deep, bloody bite…
Awoken with an unknown, uncontrollable thirst a confused Reverend can find no evidence of the girl from the night before, with nothing but the thirst and memory of the bite, The Reverend embarks on his mandate, to clean up the village and the neighbouring estate, by preaching or feasting.
The Reverend is slated to hit theaters (or not) later this year. A graphic novel based on the film will also be released as a companion piece.
Booth’s genre creds include Doghouse, in which she played a hairdresser-turned-man-hating-cannibal, and the slapstick alien invasion comedy Evil Aliens. She also held bit parts in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriquez’s Grindhouse (in the faux trailer for “Don’t”) and 1997’s sci-fi frightener Event Horizon.
Minnesota born model/actress Tara Heston and a bevy of bikini-clad babes face-off against some nasty high-seas hillbillies in Spotlight Pictures’ new survival-frightener The Watermen. Up until now, marketing for the film had revolved around its young male cast, most notably Clerks star Jason Mewes.
I don’t know much about Heston and her sexy costars, but—needless-to-say—this flick just got a lot more interesting!
The first official trailer for writer-turned-director Mitch Glazer’s supernatural romancer Passion Play has hit the net. The film stars Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox in a story about a downtrodden jazz musician determined to rescue a sexy winged creature from a circus sideshow.