Crust: Alan Ruck, Felissa Rose join Sean Whalen’s sock monster horror film

Alan Ruck and Felissa Rose have joined director/star Sean Whalen in Crust, a horror film about a sock monster

Prolific character actor Sean Whalen may be best known for playing Roach in Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs, but he has over 140 other screen acting credits to his name as of today, and now he’s set to make his feature directorial debut with a horror movie called Crust… a strange tale that involves a sock monster. Whalen has reserved the lead role for himself, but Deadline reports that he’s also building up a strong supporting cast. Succession‘s Alan Ruck (who may still be best known for playing Cameron in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) and genre regular Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) have joined the cast, which also includes Daniel Roebuck (Rob Zombie’s The Munsters), Rebekah Kennedy (Two Witches), Shawntay Dalon (Detroiters), Ricky Dean Logan (Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare) and Daniel John Kearney (Dark Circles).

Details on most of the characters are being kept under wraps, but we do know that Ruck will be playing Randy Roberts, “a cocky former child star who is spearheading a reboot of his childhood shows.”

Whalen has worked with most of his cast members before. He and Ruck previously worked together on Twister and an episode of Spin City. Whalen and Rose have done several movies together, including Death House. He and Roebuck were both in Rob Zombie’s Halloween II and 3 from Hell, as well as episodes of Lost and Nash Bridges. His shared credit with Kennedy: 2015’s Street Level. With Dalon: Finding Nicole. Somehow, Whalen hasn’t been on the same set with Logan or Kearney before.

Whalen wrote the screenplay for Crust with Jim Wald, crafting the story of a lonely laundromat owner, Vegas Winters (Whalen), who keeps the leftover socks from customers and uses them to clean himself. When he gets abused and weeps into the pile of socks, it turns into a creature who seeks revenge on Vegas’ enemies.

Whalen, Rose, Logan, and Kearney are producing Crust, with filming scheduled to begin in Los Angeles in April.

Even if Crust didn’t have such an interesting cast, I would want to see the movie just because it’s about a guy who washes himself with people’s socks and then creates a sock monster.

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Source: Deadline

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