That's right, we've got another found footage flick to add to the ever growing-list as writer-director Brian Metcalf will bring vampires and found footage together in his indie horror flick LIVING AMONG US. Honestly, I'm beginning to get tired of the found footage sub-genre, but I gotta say I really like where this one is going. Written, directed, and produced by Metcalf, LIVING AMONG US...
is a found footage film about a documentary crew sent in to interview a family of vampires whose existence has been made known to the world. But soon the crew members realize their very lives are in danger as they uncover a deadly secret and must fight for survival.
It actually sounds a lot like BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON where you have essentially the exact same set-up, except now you've got a family of vampires instead of a charming serial killer getting interviewed by a documentary crew. This angle worked wonders for BEHIND THE MASK because it added something new to the slasher genre that we hadn't seen before. Metcalf certainly has his work cut out for him because vampires and found footage are two of the most popular things in horror right now so hopefully he'll find a way to bring something new and terrifying to the table, and I actually think that this approach could do just that.
William Sadler (above), John Heard, James Russo, Esme Bianco, Andrew Keegan and Thomas Ian Nicholas are set to star in LIVING AMONG US which is slated to begin principal photography later this month in L.A.
Sadler is set to play the role of Samuel, the sect leader who arranges for the camera crew to interview the family. Heard will play Andrew, the head of the family who is being interviewed, and Bianco will play Eleanor, the wife of Andrew. Russo will be Aaron, the station manager. Keegan will take on the role of Blake, the immorally sadistic and sociopathic vampire and family member, while Nicholas will play Mike, the camera crew's interviewer.
That's it for now, but hopefully we'll have more to show you folks in the near future!