And the casting news just keeps on coming for director Josh (Sway) Vargas’ remake of the S.F. Brownrigg film Don’t Look in the Basement. This time reuniting two of the horror genre’s most beloved actors!
Together again on screen for the first time since the original Night of the Living Dead in 1968, Judith O’Dea and Bill HInzman have officially signed on for Vargas’ film to play Dr. Geraldine Masters and Dr. Roy Stevens. But that’s not all! We’ll also be seeing Charlotte Kemp (Frankenhooker) as Allyson King, Maggie Conwell (Possum Walk) as Jennifer Downing, and Billy Gram as Detective Childers.
“My inner fanboy is going nuts over working with Judy O’Dea as Dr. Masters,” Vargas tells us. “We always knew that she would be perfect for the role, and not being able to announce our excitement over working with her has been torture. I’m glad to finally let that cat out of the bag, and fans of hers are going to love seeing her take on such a character. It’s very different from anything we’ve seen her in. I can’t wait!!”
Filming begins July 16th-29th in Tehuacana, TX at the same location as the original. Check out the plot crunch below!
Young nurse Charlotte Beale arrives at the “Stevens Sanitarium and Home for the Mentally Ill” after accepting a job offer from the Sanitarium’s head doctor, Dr. Roy Stevens, who is known for his unorthodox methods of treating the mentally insane. Upon arrival, she is greeted with a stunning revelation: Dr. Stevens and the majority of the staff have been murdered by one of the patients, and the Sanitarium itself is on the brink of takeover. The only remaining staff member, Dr. Geraldine Masters, has resumed control of the Sanitarium but can hardly remain in control of the patients, who are all forgotten members of society deemed “hopelessly” damaged psychologically. Willing to assist Dr. Masters with the task of keeping the patients under control, she begins to get to know each of the patients and grows particularly fond of a child-like man named Sam.
As she continues to befriend Sam, strange things begin to occur, and Charlotte soon realizes things may not be as the appear, and the sense of grave danger becomes imminent.
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