Devi Snively Lends Her Voice to the World of Hurt’s Ventriloquist

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Devi Snively Lends Her Voice to the World of Hurt's VentriloquistAnother director has been added to the growing list of those who will be working on an anthology based upon the work of one of the most acclaimed writers on the horror scene right now, Thomas Tessier. Read on for the latest on World of Hurt!

From the Press Release
Devi Snively, a participant in AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, is set to adapt Thomas Tessier’s short story “The Ventriloquist” from his Remorseless (Sinister Grin Press) collection. Snively is the fourth of five directors signed to the THOMAS TESSIER WORLD OF HURT project.

“I’m a puppet enthusiast so I was expecting one thing from ‘The Ventriloquist’ based on the title,” Snively said, “and then discovered it was about an entirely different kind of puppet that proves far scarier than your average Charlie McCarthy or Chucky variety—I just adore surprises.”

“The Ventriloquist” is the story of Robbie, 21, who is in desperate need of a glimmer of hope after his girlfriend, Suzy, dumps him. He seeks out a gypsy card reader, and the cards reveal: “What you want most is unopposed.” The next day Suzy calls him…

Snively will write and direct the Tessier story in 2014.

Indiana-based Devi Snively was selected to participate in AFI’s prestigious Directing Workshop for Women, where she helmed “Death in Charge,” which Dread Central praised as “an excellent filmmaker, one to watch for sure.” She teaches a course on horror films at the University of Notre Dame and has a strong record of festival showings and awards.

THOMAS TESSIER’S WORLD OF HURT is an anthology film consisting five stories published in his Remorseless and Ghost Music (Cemetery Dance Publications) collections. All Channel Films, Inc., will provide domestic (U.S.) and Canadian distribution.

Snively joins directors Raymond Carr, Mia Sorensen, and Darin Read in this anthology film.

For more information check out Thomas Tessier’s blog, and “like” World of Hurt on Facebook!

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