Here’s the thing… you can put actress Barbara Crampton is anything, and we’ll watch it. Not only is she forever hot, she can act her ass off! Next up for this true scream queen is an indie flick called Sun Choke. Read on for details and more casting news.
From the Press Release
Lodger Films, in association with Easy Open Productions, announces the production start of writer/director Ben Cresciman’s SUN CHOKE. Iconic horror film actress Barbara Crampton (You’re Next, Re-Animator, Lords of Salem) anchors an amazing cast starring Sarah Hagan (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Jess + Moss) and Sara Malakul Lane (17 & Life, Sharktopus) and featuring Evan Jones (Jarhead, 8 Mile, A Million Ways to Die in the West), Joe Nieves (“How I Met Your Mother,” “The Mentalist,” The Bling Ring), and Jim Boeven (The Canyons).
Written and directed by Ben Cresciman (Negative Space), a recent USC M.F.A. grad, with cinematography by Mathew Rudenberg (Mr. Jones, Blue Mountain State, Behaving Badly) and a score by Bryan Hollon (Boom Bip, Neon Neon), the film promises to be riveting, unnerving, and psychologically penetrating.
In the vein of Polanski’s Repulsion and contemporary psychological films such as Dogtooth and Melancholia, SUN CHOKE will leave you haunted and questioning the line between reality and nightmare.
SUN CHOKE is produced by Georg Kallert, Rob Schroeder, and Peter J. Nieves of Lodger Films with Wandie Kabule, Leigh Jones, and Ian Keiser. Production design is provided by Andreis Costa with costumes and styling by BJ Panda Bear. Jason Jones is editing.
Janie (Hagan) is just trying to get well. As Janie recovers from a recent violent psychotic break, she’s subjected each day to a bizarre holistic health and wellness regimen designed, and enforced, by her lifelong nanny and caretaker, Irma (Crampton). Janie begins to veer off the road to recovery when she develops an obsession with a young woman, Savannah (Lane), whom Janie feels an inexplicable yet profound connection to. The obsession turns increasingly invasive and wedges all three women into an ever-tightening and terrifying struggle for control. Will Janie pull herself back from the precipice of insanity? Or will she go over head-first, taking anyone nearby down with her?
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