Filmmaker Marcus Bradford wrote the first draft of horror film Witchula over a decade ago – thirteen years, to be exact – and he’s finally getting ready to bring his vision to life. He says it’ll be the first film to EVER feature a witch/vampire hybrid, and we’ve got full details today.
As announced by MAB Studios, Witchula has officially begun development, and Bradford will direct from a script he co-wrote with Pat Kusnadi. The film will combine several sub-genres and feature witches, werewolves, vampires, and more; and Bradford has tapped Maria Olsen (The Lords of Salem, “American Horror Story”) to fill the title role.
Rounding out the preliminary cast are Bill Oberst, Jr. (Zombieworld), Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist), and Marilyn Ghigliotti (Alien Armageddon), all of whom have no shortage of horror cred. And Bradford says when he’s done with the casting process, Witchula will be “The Expendables of horror.”
As of yet, there are no exact dates set for production, but Bradford promises to begin shooting sometime in mid-to-late 2016. Producers attached to the project include horror veterans Matt Chassin (Krampus the Christmas Devil) and John Blythe (My Amityville Horror).