Exclusive: Richard Grieco Talks Co-Directing CLINTON ROAD
Iconic actor Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street, If Looks Could Kill, Night at the Roxbury) just survived and wrapped co-directing the upcoming horror film Clinton Road in New York City. The film stars Ice-T, Vincent Pastore, Ace Young, Erin O’Brien, and Bo Dietl. There is no set release date as of yet.
The film, scripted by Derek Ross Mackay and produced by Grieco, Noel Ashman and Steve Stanulis, is based on the real-life Clinton Road, a notorious, 10-mile stretch of narrow road deep within the northern New Jersey woods, which has served as the source of urban legends about paranormal activities such as ghosts and gatherings of witches. Apparently, it is also an infamous disposal area for corpses in mob hits.
In the movie, the road is investigated by a gang of bold teenagers who become stranded, scrambling to defend themselves against a sadistic satanic cult.
Grieco, pictured below on set, tells Dread Central, “Clinton Road was a arduous task, trying to make sure we captured the horror of what really has happened on Clinton Road, through the days gone past and the relevant of now. Shooting on the road was insane. Generators went off, phones went dead, then all of a sudden they would work. Through all the craziness, we have a great film that is worth watching, because everything is real, which makes it that much more scary. I’m really excited for people to see the finished project.”