Amber Benson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) has signed on to lead Seraph Films’ The Nightmare Gallery where she will star alongside Kevin Chamberlain (Road to Perdition).
Gene Blalock, director of The Nightmare Gallery and founder of Seraph Films, talks about The Nightmare Gallery, saying, “One of the driving forces behind this film is the realization that very few movies, particularly in the horror genre, feature LGBTQ characters and treat them like normal people, rather than caricatures. So while the anthropology professor is married to another woman, her sexual orientation doesn’t tokenize her or diminish the nuance of her characterization. Our intention with this film is to craft an outstanding horror film in its own right, but also one that would promote the idea that genre films can be about someone other than straight, white men and women.
The Nightmare Gallery is written by Jhan Harp and Rob Stith, with Jhan Harp producing. Charles Hilliard, of AWOL Studios, is an executive producer as well as Chad Carpenter, Paloma Bilson, and Phil Goldberg from Seraph. Filming will begin this summer in Southern California.
The story follows an anthropology professor as she investigates the sudden, suspicious disappearance of her star pupil. A mysterious collection of occult artifacts leads her on a nightmarish, Da Vinci Code-esque journey toward an unspeakable truth that will threaten her career, her marriage, and her sanity.