In 2012, the movie Sinister played at both SXSW, the London Frightfest, and the Sitges Film Festival. Delighting both horror fans and critics alike, the film has cleared over $87 million at the box office to date. The film is inspired by a nightmare the author (C. Robert Cargill) had after seeing The Ring.
Cargill (Wikipedia) began his career in 2000 writing reviews for films, and was featured on such sites as Ain’t it Cool News, Spill.com, Film.com, and Hollywood.com. He’s not the first critic to make the move into film making as well: Brad Miska (Bloody Disgusting) and Todd Brown (Twitch) have both involved in films recently.
And now, we get to add another to the list.
Seth Metoyer’s (www.morehorror.com) original story Squeal: Blood Harvest has been transformed into a script, and is scheduled for a 2015 release. What’s even better is that James Cullen Bressack has signed onto the film to direct! This is the official press release from morehorror.com:
James Cullen Bressack set to direct SQUEAL: Blood Harvest
The production team of upcoming horror feature,SQUEAL: Blood Harvest has officially announced that horror director James Cullen Bressack has officially signed on to direct the psychological horror thriller.
“I’m very excited to be a part of this awesome project and to push the envelope to a place it hasn’t been yet.” said Bressack in response to inquiries about his involvement in the much anticipated release.
Bressack is known within the indie horror film industry for his work on such films as 13/13/13, Hate Crime, and Blood Lake. He first exploded onto the scene at the age of 18 with the success of his first feature My Pure Joy and has been generating a considerable amount of buzz ever since. He has also been active in the production of a series of horror anthologies focused on showcasing other up and coming indie horror filmmakers.
Bressack’s Twitter account has recently achieved ‘verified’ status, which is almost unheard of for an indie film director. His official Twitter page can be found here here.
SQUEAL: Blood Harvest follows the story of young Maggie Crane and her brother Jake as they attempt to unravel the mystery behind Jack’s recurrent nightmares of squealing pigs. After a move to their Uncle Ollie’s farm, Maggie and her camera further explore the dark and sinister foundation of her brother’s fears to the tune of chilling revelations.
The film is currently in preproduction and scheduled for a 2015 release through Dismal Productions in association with MOnsterworks66. The screenplay was written by Michael Hultquist (Arena, Victim) based on an original story concept by Seth Metoyer and Shannon Hilson. Executive Producer Steve Boyle has recently joined the project, and casting is also in progress with Bill Oberst Jr. set to play the lead role as Uncle Ollie.
More details will follow as additional details about the film are released. For more information, be sure to visit the following links: