Adam Sherman has directed the horror comedy Dead Doll, the drama Happiness Runs, the comedy Crazy Eyes, the thriller She’s Just a Shadow, and the adventure comedy This Game’s Called Murder. With his next film, he’s returning to horror comedy territory – and Deadline reports that he has assembled an impressive cast for it. The movie is called Vampires of the Velvet Lounge, and the leads are played by Mena Suvari (American Beauty) and Dichen Lachman (Severance). Their co-stars include Stephen Dorff (Blade), Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel), Lochlyn Munro (Freddy vs. Jason), India Eisley (I Am the Night), Sarah Dumont (Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), Mark Boone Jr. (Sons of Anarchy), Tom Berenger (Platoon), Timothy V. Murphy (The Fabulous Four), Sherman Augustus (Stranger Things), and Tyrese Gibson of the Fast & Furious franchise.
Said to be inspired by the likes of Shaun of the Dead and From Dusk Till Dawn, the film follows a coven of the blood-suckers who are struggling to come to terms with the modern world and their own mortality as they are locked in a battle with a deadly foe.
Sherman is producing Vampires of the Velvet Lounge alongside Marcus Englefield and George Lee of Storyoscopic Films. Noémi Santo is co-producing for Adam Sherman Film. Production is currently underway in Georgia.
Sherman provided the following statement: “I’m making a modern-day feature with an amazingly talented cast and crew about the most prolific serial killer in history, the historical countess Elizabeth Bathory, in the style of the ’70s and ’80s horror movies that I grew up watching. She believed bathing in the blood of young women would make her live forever, and there’s no physical or scientific evidence that she ever died. I look forward to the day I can share this insane, twisted, and surrealist story with audiences.“
Englefield and Lee said the movie is “a sexy, funny, and original thriller packed with stunts and action that takes viewers on a fun ride. Between Adam’s vision and the stellar performances delivered by our incredible ensemble, we know the film will have strong market appeal both in the U.S. and internationally.“
This all sounds promising to me, and honestly I was sold on this project as soon as I saw it’s a vampire movie with that cast list.
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