Bill Oberst, Jr., is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable faces in the genre, and we’re lucky to have him. The guy can do everything from sympathetic to absolutely psychotic at the drop of a dime. On tap right now is an exclusive look at his latest flick, The Black Water Vampire.
From the Press Release
Filming begins on Bill Oberst’s The Black Water Vampire, a bold new vision of horror: a vampire movie in the found footage style. Jesse Baget (Breathless, Cellmates) is producing the film under his Ruthless Pictures banner.
The Black Water Vampire follows a documentary film crew as they investigate a series of brutal killings known as the Black Water Murders. As they delve deeper into the story, the crew stumbles upon a horrifying secret buried deep in the woods, a secret they might not survive.
Bill Oberst was excited about portraying the alleged serial killer Raymond Banks in the film, “When Jesse asked me to play Raymond Banks, he sent along a link to one of the more disturbing pieces of real-life video I’ve ever seen for character inspiration; it was a clip of serial killer Aileen Wuornos on the day before her execution. That clip was a stroke of genius. It stayed with me. If my performance works, it will be because of Jesse’s talent and his insistence on reality and nuance over cliche.”
Baget is excited about the film. “I think this is a thrilling new take on both vampire movies as well as the found footage films,” he states. Of the film’s star, Bill Oberst, Jr. (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, Scary or Die), Baget says, “Bill brings a great deal of horror film experience to the project, which is evident in his hair-raising performance as convicted serial killer Raymond Banks.”
In addition to Bill Oberst, Jr., The Black Water Vampire has secured up-and-comers Danielle Lozeau (The Eye, Legion), Andrea Monier (Elizabethtown, Are You Scared 2), Robin Steffen (The Lackey), and Anthony Fanelli.
Ruthless Pictures is currently in production on two other films, All Hallows’ Eve directed by Damien Leone, and Mischief Night, starring Ally Walker, Charlie O’Connell, Daniel Hugh Kelly, and Erica Leehrsen.
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