Dread Central got the early scoop on Shevenge, an upcoming horror anthology produced by Staci Layne Wilson that’s described as “Tales from the Crypt meets Death Wish with a feminine twist!” Check out the sexy/spooky opening sequence embedded at the top of the article!
Made up of several existing short films directed by women, Shevenge will also spotlight all-new bite-sized horror flicks, all bookended by horror hostess Vanessa Gomez!
Producer Staci Layne Wilson tells us, “I came up with the idea to make a compilation of kickass horror shorts directed by women after a couple of my own films had run the festival circuit and really had nowhere to go after that. I realized that my own sensibility seems to run to the revenge genre and so I decided to keep submissions for the feature to that theme.”
While Shevenge may be all fun and games (until someone loses an eye), there’s also a socially-aware element to it. Wilson explains, “Around the time I decided to pull the trigger on this project, I had a couple female friends who were going through some tough times in relation to sexual harassment and assault, which made me think of the old adage: ‘Living well is the best revenge’. In order to help some ladies get that type of retribution, it came to me that it would be great to donate the net profits from this anthology to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund. So that’s what I’m going to do.”
Shevenge is made up of 12 different flicks ranging from subtle psychological scares to all-out gore. Sociopaths, serial killers, spirits, and avenging angels abound. The never-before-seen Karma is a Bitch (written and directed by Wilson) is inspired by the notorious Michelle Carter, who was convicted in 2017 in her boyfriend’s texting-suicide murder case… but of course, there’s a twist. Other shorts include For A Good Time, Call… directed by Izzy Lee and starring Tristan Risk (American Mary), and The Fetch directed by Cheryl Isaacson and starring Kathleen Wilhoite (Witchboard).
Shevenge will be streaming via Amazon Prime and available via limited edition DVD in September 2019.
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