April 1st is going to be a bittersweet day. It's the day we're going to get the chance to watch THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS, which was produced by the late master of horror Wes Craven, but we'll be doing so with the thought in mind that it may be the last new release we'll see that Craven had a creative hand in.
Directed by Nick Simon from a screenplay he wrote with Osgood Perkins and Robert Morast, THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS centers on Colleen, whose
life isn’t going anywhere. The small town check out girl with natural beauty is bored with her dead end job and annoyed by her apathetic boyfriend. This isn’t the life she wanted. In the midst of her turmoil, a pair of deranged serial killers begin leaving her photos of their mutilated victims.
Her chance to escape comes in the form of Peter Hemmings, a hipster celebrity photographer who has traveled back to his hometown of Spearfish, South Dakota, with a pack of models, intent on copying the killers’ intense and unapologetic artistry. When he learns Colleen is the killers’ muse, Peter resolves to make her his own and use her as the centerpiece of a photo campaign in Los Angeles.
But before Colleen can leave her old life behind, she must contend with the desires of her murderous stalkers who have chosen her last night in town to execute their most provocative work to date.
Kal Penn, Claudia Lee, Kenny Wormald, Toby Hemingway, Luke Baines, Miranda Rae Mayo, Katharine Isabelle, and Mitch Pileggi star.
Vertical Entertainment will be releasing THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS into select theatres and onto VOD on April 1st, and a trailer has arrived online ahead of this event. It can be viewed below, and it makes the film look like a very intense, intriguing, and effective thriller.
Our own Chris Bumbray wasn't impressed with the movie, giving it a 3/10 review, but it's not likely that even bad word of mouth could deter many horror fans from seeing this final credit in Craven's filmography.