I love the down and dirty 70s flicks where someone, anyone, was forced into a desperate fight for his or her life. No matter how many times the story is spun, I find myself looking forward to each new incarnation with renewed interest, and Stripped is absolutely no different.
Jeffrey Allard (The Violent Kind, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Adam Donaghey (Lovers of Hate, St. Nick) announced plans to produce the horror feature ‘Stripped’ with Tiffany Shepis (The Violent Kind, Nightmare Man) confirmed for the cast.
Written by Justina Walford and John Wildman, the film will mark Wildman’s feature directorial debut after recently departing AFI as the Head of Press and Public Relations.
Described as post-feminist horror, ‘Stripped’ follows the events surrounding a birthday outing with two brothers and a friend that turns into a horrific fight for survival after they become trapped in a house with a ‘family’ of malevolent women.
Along with Shepis, negotiations are also under way with Samrat Chakrabarti (Finding Graceland, Kissing Cousins) to join the cast. Financed independently, filming is set to begin in Dallas, Texas in late May following Wildman’s work as the PR Director for the Dallas International Film Festival (April 8-18).
“Adam and I have been looking for the right project to team up on,” said Allard, “and this script immediately got my attention. It’s exciting that this has all come together at the same time we both have films at Sundance.”
Donaghey agreed, adding, “Justina and John have not only created some iconic female genre characters that jump off the page, but Jeffrey and I were also impressed with John’s directorial approach to the material.”
Good luck, folks. You’ve got my attention.
Left to Right: Jeffrey Allard, Tiffany Shepis, Adam Donaghey, John Wildman
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