It was last May when we first learned about a short film called “Judith” that was being written by Kenny Caperton, creator of The Myers House NC, a life-size replica of the infamous Michael Myers house from John Carpenter’s Halloween. At that time “Judith”‘s director, Josh Hasty, informed us that they hoped to begin filming in September at The Myers House. Apparently sometimes things do go according to plan as we heard from Caperton today, who informed us shooting would be under way in a couple of weeks.
Caperton actually had two updates for us — the first about “Judith” and another detailing plans for the first annual Myers House Halloween Bash to be held Saturday night, October 31st. The Myers House is located in Orange County, North Carolina, in rural Hillsborough and doubles as Caperton’s residence.
Here’s a bit more on “Judith” (official site here):
It’s Halloween day in the quiet rural community of Haddonfield, Illinois. Judith Myers and her best friend D’arcy Mims are planning a Halloween night campout at The Myers House with their friends. Judith is trying to forget the growing tensions in her family and wants to immerse herself in a carefree celebration, but her reclusive brother’s presence casts an ominous shadow over their cheerful preparations.
This short film breathes life into an often overlooked character from John Carpenter’s Halloween – Judith Myers may have only had a short appearance in the classic film, but she nevertheless played a crucial role in the forming of the Michael Myers story. Director Josh Hasty (A Mannequin in Static) and writer Kenny Caperton (the creator of The Myers House NC) join forces to reinvent a classic character in an original new story.
The cast includes Lydia Chandler as Judith Myers, Alex Fisher as Michael Myers, Barbara Weetman as Deborah Myers, and Ana Gilmore as D’arcy Mims.
Now … about that party:
The event begins at 7:30 PM (and ends with DEATH according to the press release) and will include a tour of The Myers House NC, Halloween memorabilia giveaways, a Michael Myers costume contest, an outdoor big screen showing of the original Halloween I & II, lots of trick-or-treat candy & MORE!
Visit the official Myers House website for more details and a schedule of events.
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