With the acclaimed Automaton Transfusion filmmaker Steven C. Miller burst onto the horror scene and made lots of folks take notice. His last effort, the After Dark Original Scream of the Banshee, showed how he’s grown as a filmmaker. Word has just come down about his latest project, and it sounds as if the best is yet to come.
From the Press Release
Jonny Weston and Gattlin Griffith topline UNDER THE BED, the latest indie from up and coming genre producing outfit Site B. The duo will play brothers, Neal and Pauly, respectively, in what is described as an homage to classic Amblin productions like Steven Spielberg’s POLTERGEIST.
Steven C. Miller directs.
Peter Holden, Musetta Vander and Kelcie Stranahan round out the cast. Holden plays Terry, the brothers’ father, while Vander stars as the stepmother Angela. Stranahan plays Cara, Neal’s love interest.
The suburban nightmare reteams A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE executive producer Zak Zeman with producer Brad Miska, who is also co-owner of website Bloody Disgusting Tom Owen and Will Clevinger also produce. Cinematographer Joseph White is utilizing the latest anamorphic lenses to achieve the look of the film. White recently completed both MOTHER’S DAY and 11-11-11 for director Darren Lynn Bousman.
Eric Stolze penned the screenplay from a story he co-developed with Miska.
“I grew up watching great movies from the ’80s where kids took on adult problems and mature themes. That is what we are trying to recreate,” says Miller.
“I’m thrilled to be working with Steven C. Miller on an original horror film that will excite both fans of the genre and casual moviegoers alike,” says Site B president and executive producer Zak Zeman.
Practical effects will be provided by Vincent J. Guastini. LIT will be taking on VFX duties.
Weston recently completed JOHN DIES AT THE END for PHANTASM director Don Coscarelli. Griffith starred in Universal Pictures’ CHANGELING and can be seen this summer as the “young” Hal Jordan in Warner Bros. Pictures’ GREEN LANTERN. Holden recently completed DROWNING and was seen in THE SOCIAL NETWORK.
Brad Miska and Tom Owen founded Bloody-Disgusting.com, the largest horror website and community online. Steven C. Miller, who broke onto the horror scene with his kinetic AUTOMATON TRANSFUSION, is repped by Adam Goldworm at Aperture Entertainment and Charles Ferraro at UTA.
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