You know what makes us happy? Reporting on a new film starring the still very much incredible Barbara Steele. It gets us especially happy when we report that joining Steele for the first time ever in a flick will be I Spit on Your Graves‘ Camille Keaton, P.J. Soles, Adrienne King, Heather Langenkamp, and Erica Leerhsen. We’re talking four generations of scream queens here, folks! Does it get any better?
Below you’ll find the first four stills and the plot crunch for Jonathan Zarantonello’s new film The Butterfly Room, which also stars Ray Wise, Joe Dante (yes, that Joe Dante), and the great James Karen. How’s that for a cast?!?!? Look for more on this one really soon!
Alice is an eleven-year-old girl who entices women in their sixties; by trickeries she makes friend with them, until becoming the cure for their “empty nest syndrome”. And once she’s become part of their lives, once they can’t live without her, she benefits by asking for tips that gradually become actual fees.
A small price to pay to feel like mothers again…
But one day she meets the wrong lady. One day she meets Ann. And she disappears.
Ann is a lonely lady; she lives with her collection of butterflies and her memories from the past, memories of Alice as well, whom she misses much…
But Ann is also a very busy lady. She’s busy throwing quicklime and acid in an elevator shaft, to make a body disappear; she’s busy with that handyman and his assistant who know too much and need to be taken care of … and her daughter Dorothy, whom she’s never seen again after something horrible happened when she was a kid.
Something that Ann has desperately tried to bury in her past, a ghost that Alice, with her malicious behavior might have evoked.
And there’s the banging coming from the butterfly room…
Next to Ann’s door lives Claudia, a recently divorced, attractive single mother, struggling with her newfound independence. Claudia asks Ann to tend her daughter, Julie, for a weekend.
Will Julie discover what happened to Alice?
Will Dorothy realize something wrong is going on soon enough to spare other kids what she went through?
And what’s in the butterfly room?
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