Horror writer/director Drew Daywalt dropped us a line today with word that he has written and will direct a new project entitled The Hurting Man that he promises will “scare the hell out of everyone!” Who needs Valentine’s chocolates with great news like that?
From the Press Release:
Writer/director Drew Daywalt (Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things, “Death Valley,” Bedfellows) has just inked a deal with producer Eric B. Fleischman of EBF Productions (Ritual, Two-Bit Waltz) to direct the horror feature The Hurting Man, based on Daywalt’s script. Indie horror luminary Larry Fessenden (Habit, The Last Winter) is attached as executive producer. The film goes into production this fall.
The Hurting Man follows the story of a police officer who tragically finds his family murdered after a failed 911 call and now must work to save their souls from a demonic boogieman haunting his childhood home.
“I wrote this script and kept it close to my chest,” says Daywalt, “because this one was written from my own worst terrors, both as a parent of small children and also tapping into my own childhood fears of a hideously costumed boogieman. This one’s going to scare the hell out of everyone. I promise. I can say that because it really scares me, and I’m letting my fear guide me on this one.”
Says Fessenden, “There’s a certain kind of genuinely terrifying old-school campfire scare that Daywalt gets right in his Fear Factory gems, and I can’t wait to see him nail those chills in a long form film.”
Daywalt, Fleischman,and Fessenden are not commenting on the cast yet but promise something wonderful is in store for horror fans as well as everyone else.
While little else is known about the project, we have been informed from close sources that the terrifying boogeyman in this film will inspire iconic Halloween costumes for years to come! You can find out more on The Hurting Man Facebook page.
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