Genre star Bill Oberst Jr. will take on a beast in the upcoming thriller ‘Darkest Night’, based on the novel of the same name, from Michael Sean Erickson. ‘Darkest Night’ has now entered pre-production and will begin filming in Los Angeles soon.
From the Press Release:
Los Angeles, California: Pre-production has started on the horror film Darkest Night. From writer Michael Sean Erickson’s book of the same name, this feature will star: Bill Oberst Jr. (Stressed to Kill), Robert LaSardo (Anarchy Parlor), Noel Gugliemi (Basement Jack), and Mykayla Sohn (The Chosen). As well, part of the cast will produce the film, including: Oberst Jr. and LaSardo, along with Shaun Gerardo and Michael Sean Erickson. The film will begin shooting in Los Angeles, California, shortly. And, early artwork and a synopsis are available here for the mysterious thriller Darkest Night.
The story involves the Mudd family. Isolated and alone, they are targeted by a shadowy beast, in the local woods. They are also hated by residents living in a nearby town. Assailed at every turn, the Mudds must find a way to survive this hostile environment.
The film is being developed from Michael Sean Erickson’s book. Released in late 2016 by Hot Chili Press, the book is a mystery, in which the Mudd family must discover what lies in the woods and within their own hearts. The film is slated for an October 2017 release. Your first intriguing look at the exciting film Darkest Night is available here!
The official synopsis: The Mudd Family lives on the edge of darkness. Convinced that there is a beast in the woods coming for them, and despised by the residents of a nearby small town who believe that they are religious zealots, the Mudds undertake extreme measures to keep the beast and the townsfolk from invading their land.
The Mudds harbor disturbing secrets, and they wonder if the beast actually lives in their hearts as much as in the shadows. When the police accuse them of kidnapping two girls, the darkness overwhelms them all and the beast comes out to play!
You can pick up your copy of the novel the film is based on now on Amazon. We will keep you posted as the film proceeds.