Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction), Brendan Bradley (A Tale Told by an Idiot), Rachel Cook (The Hack Job), Olivia Applegate (Love & Death), Derek Smith (What/If), Emily Kincaid (Hard Miles), and Finley Rose Slater (Playing with Fire) make up the cast of the horror thriller Succubus, which is currently filming. This one is coming our way from Shout! Studios and Convoke Media, and Shout! will be distributing the film in North America.
Written and directed by R.J. Daniel Hanna (Hard Miles), Succubus centers on a new father going through a marital separation who joins a dating app and matches with a beautiful but mysterious young woman… whose powers of seduction and manipulation entangle him in a mystery more horrifying than he could have ever imagined.
Todd Slater of Convoke Media is producing the film with Ari Novak and Anna Elizabeth James. John Rhodes, Jennifer Ambrose, and Braden Duemmler serve as executive producers with BondIt Media Capital, the company handling the financing.
Jordan Fields, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Originals at Shout! Studios, provided the following statement to Deadline: “My favorite horror thrillers are ones that have something to say about human beings, and in Succubus, Daniel has crafted a chilling metaphor for the clutch that screens have on us. This will disturb and resonate, like the best of the genre.“
Hanna added: “Succubus is a first-and-foremost a wild and brazen mystery-horror film about the most terrifying series of events that could ever befall a guy who let his nether regions do the thinking for him. But beyond the body horror, which is ample, it also comments on the very real vampire that’s sucking us all dry — our screens. As our hero is drawn by an online siren into her dark yet enticing world, he’s forced to face all he’s left behind, his whole real, meaningful life beyond the glowing rectangle he keeps in his pocket, and try to find a way back to it.“
And Slater had this to say: “Daniel has crafted a story like none that this genre has seen before. He is an incredible storyteller and has created something that I know will make an impact when audiences watch. I’m thrilled to be a part of his vision and the amazing ensemble cast on this one.“
Succubus had my attention as soon as I read that Perlman and Arquette were in the cast, but the filmmaker really sold me when he described his story as “the most terrifying series of events that could ever befall a guy who let his nether regions do the thinking for him”. I look forward to seeing how the movie is going to turn out, and to watching those series of events.
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