The Bible is rife with tales of terror, making it truly a good book. While that last statement may be offensive to some, there’s no denying that there’s lots of spooky strewn about within its pages.
Filmmaker Mohit Ramchandan is exploring one such aspect of religion gone awry with his modern day telling of The Book of Job, entitled The Devil’s Creek, which is to be shot in 2010.
Ramchandan caught up with Bloody Disgusting to give them the lowdown on what to expect.
“It tells the story of Adam Mathews, a small town preacher, who awakens from an accident on the banks of Devil’s Creek, seriously injured and unable to remember what’s happened to him and his wife,” Mohit adds. “Rescued by a Park Ranger, his wounds are treated at a remote ranger station. After a quick recovery, Adam is questioned by his rescuer about the circumstances surrounding his mysterious brush with death. With more questions than answers, Adam can shed little light on the events that transpired at the Creek. But as Adam discovers a man tied up in the basement of the station and the Ranger’s seemingly benign investigation quickly turns into a hostile interrogation, it becomes clear to Adam that the Ranger may have been involved not only in his own near death, but in the disappearance of his wife. As he uncovers the truth of what happened to him, Adam’s faith is tested and he ultimately realizes who he is.
Unlike the current batch of horror films today that aim to shock and scare the audience without credible motivation, Devil’s Creek focuses on the emotional journey of the characters in the same way that Rosemary Baby and The Exorcist do, resulting in a much more terrifying experience. At its core it deals with a man who loses his faith in god and regains it at the end as he realizes that in every disaster there lies a seed of grace.
The film stars Adrian Alita, Mo Ramchandani, Christa Mathis, and veteran TV actor Richard Brestoff.”
Look for more on this soon; in the interim check out the teaser trailer for the short film used to shop this project for feature film status below.
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