Claire Holt & Kal Penn star in Untitled Horror Movie, filmed during lockdown

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Production has wrapped on THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS director Nick Simon's UNTITLED HORROR MOVIE (yes, that is intended to be the title of the film) a project that was made entirely during the pandemic lockdown. The writing, pre-production, and filming process was conducted remotely, and the cast were able to film themselves because the story is told through 

computer screens and found footage style content. The movie follows six actors who decide to shoot their own horror movie as their hit TV show is on the brink of cancellation. In their search for a plot, they unintentionally summon a spirit with an affinity for violence, who starts picking them off one by one.

Simon wrote the screenplay with Luke Baines. The film stars Claire Holt, Kal Penn, Darren Barnet, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Katherine McNamara, Timothy Granaderos, Kevin Daniels, and Sohm Kapila.

Simon had this to say about the project: 

I've always believed that film should be a collaborative art form, and I don't think there’s a truer example than with this picture. The actors did everything from lighting themselves — guided by our incredible DP, Kevin Duggin — to recording their own sound and doing their own hair and makeup. As crazy as that could have been, it was easily one of the most enjoyable experiences in my professional life. It was one of those once in a lifetime moments when everything aligns at the exact right time."

Financed by Randy Sinquefield's Spectrum Studios, UNTITLED HORROR MOVIE was produced by Bronwyn Cornelius and Marina Stabile. CAA Media Finance will be representing the worldwide distribution rights.

This sounds like a movie I'll have to watch, because I'm curious to see how it turned out with everyone filming on their own. Even moments when the spirit attacks characters were filmed by the actors themselves.

Untitled Horror Movie Nick Simon

Source: Deadline, Vanity Fair

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