After Dark Films has a spotty record at best with regard to both its annual “8 Films to Die For” festival and its few forays into producing original content. However, we have to admit the storyline for ADF’s upcoming creature feature Husk sounds pretty damn intriguing, and the cast they’ve assembled isn’t too shabby either.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Devon Graye (pictured), best known for playing the teenage Dexter on Showtime’s “Dexter,” will co-star in Husk with C.J. Thomason, Wes Chatham, and the previously signed Tammin Sursok. Brett Simmons wrote the script and is directing the project, which is based on his 2005 short film of the same name. (Check out its trailer below.)
The story sees five friends on a weekend trip who become stranded in isolated farmland when crows attack their SUV. They soon realize that the cornfields are inhabited by reanimated human scarecrows who reproduce by killing and forcing their undead victims to join their ranks. Graye plays the brainiac of the group, Thomason is the blue-collar guy, and Chatham is the jock.
On the plus side, along with Graye’s “Dexter” cred, the remaining cast members also have genre experience: Sursok in Albino Farm (review), Thomason as Jimmy in “Harper’s Island” (review), and Chatham in W (I know, it’s technically not horror, but in some circles Bush & Cheney are still considered monsters).
“Husk”, currently shooting in Iowa, will be distributed by Lionsgate.
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