We’ve been talking about Julian (The Last Horror Movie, Summer Scars) Richards’ latest terror tale, Shiver, for a while now, but good things come to those who wait as it recently won a Best Actress award at one film fest and is now headed off to two others.
From the Press Release:
Producer Robert Weinbach is excited to announce that genre fan favorite Danielle Harris won the “Best Actress Award” for his recently completed psychological horror SHIVER at the 2012 Burbank International Film Festival.
Directed by multi-award winner Julian Richards, SHIVER has also been selected for a UK premiere at the prestigious 2012 RAINDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, where it will screen on October 3rd at the Apollo Theatre in London.
In its write-up about SHIVER, RAINDANCE states that: “The tension and gore factor are ramped up from the word ‘go’. The murders are brutal, relentless and unflinching. Rood, the killer, is as clever and complex as Hannibal Lector and as unstoppable as Michael Myers. His seemingly normal façade and his warped attempts at engaging Wendy in conversation are chilling, reminding us that such people can and do live among us. The reveal of his terrible depravity is an ingenious and truly macabre masterpiece of theatrical grand guignol.”
Weinbach, a two-time film fest screenplay award winner, adapted SHIVER from the acclaimed “edge of your seat” novel by Brian Harper.
Filmed on location in Portland, Oregon, SHIVER is now an Official Selection at 17 international film festivals.
SHIVER will have its Spanish premiere at the 2012 SITGES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL on October 5th.
Ms. Harris stars as Wendy Alden, a young secretary terrorized by a savage killer who finally finds the resources of courage to confront the monster of her living nightmare. John Jarratt (Wolf Creek) co-stars as the psychotic killer, Franklin Rood. Weinbach says that Jarratt’s unique performance is frightening, creepy and mesmerizing. Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) co-stars as Detective Sebastian Delgado. Cult favorite Rae Dawn Chong and Golden Globe winner Valerie Harper are featured in supporting roles. Renowned action star Brad Harris is executive producer and appears as “The Captain”. Actress-model Nikita Esco makes her screen debut as Rood’s first victim in the harrowing opening scene of the movie. “Nikita is destined to become one of the screen’s most exciting new personalities,” says Weinbach. Veteran composer Richard Band (Re-Animator) has written the score.
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