Legendary Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash now has his own production company, Slasher Films, and will be releasing a number of horror films under it’s guidance. The first film to arrive will be director Anthony Leonardi III’s Nothing to Fear, a vintage, old fashioned style horror about a family who move to a rural village in Kansas to start a new life. Bad things follow them and they are tormented by a vicious, blood thirsty Demon.
The film is written by Jonathan W.C. Mills, and some new names have recently been added to the cast, with previously announced Thomas Haden Church no longer part of the project. The stunning Anne Heche will lead the new cast, along with James Tupper (Mercy), Willa Holland (Straw Dogs), Rafi Gavron and Jennifer Stone.
Principal photography is expected to begin in Louisiana 13th February 2012.
“When opportunity knocks, a young down-on-their-luck family packs up their home and moves halfway across the country to re-root themselves into an idyllic little town filled with hopes of a better life. What awaits them however is a tale of betrayal and evil beyond any of their worst nightmares.
Anchored around the complicated, nuanced relationship of the two teenage sisters, NOTHING TO FEAR takes sibling rivalry to a chilling new dimension of bloodlust and fear. Each of the sisters play a dangerous and frightening part of an ancient ritual that unleashes a demonic fury that will change the family forever.
Based on Legend: Stemming from folklore surrounding the actual town of Stull, Kansas, generations of residents and outsiders alike have proclaimed Stull to be one of the seven known gateways to Hell, where once a year, the Devil will rise from the town’s modest graveyard to walk the Earth. For decades, television, music, movies, and more have cautiously addressed the town; its horror is so infamous, even Pope John Paul II refused to fly over its grounds. NOTHING TO FEAR finally pulls the folklore to the forefront and reveals the unsettling fact and fiction rumbling beneath the surface.“
By Matt Wavish