The Asylum are up to their old tricks again, and this time they are focusing on a real life haunted house. How they manage to churn out so many films so quickly is testament to the film companies dedication and commitment to bringing fans the best in low budget B-movies. Moving away from the usual big action films, or something involving some sort of Mega animal or monster, The Haunting of Whaley House see’s them head back to spooky territory, and those involved seem very very excited. Read on for the official press release:
The cast has been officially locked in for The Asylum’s thrill ride THE HAUNTING OF WHALEY HOUSE. The film stars Stephanie Greco (Chemical Peel, Phoenix Falling) as lead character Penny, who is convinced by her friend Craig, played by Graham Denman (Sick Girl, Eyes of the Woods), to give him a private tour of the infamously haunted Whaley House.
“Not only is the script super-scary, but I have the opportunity to play such a wonderfully written character, which is an actor’s dream,” says Stephanie Greco. “What’s funny is that the house we’re shooting at is actually really haunted and I’m the biggest scaredy cat you’ll ever meet, so let’s just say I’ll be sleeping with the lights on for a while!”
Along for the ride is Jake, Penny’s boyfriend, play by Alex Arleo (Celebrity Sex Tape, Barely Legal) and her best friends Vanessa, played by Arielle Brachfeld (The House That Jack Built, Chemical Peel), and Giselle, played by Carolina Groppa (Nannyland, Great American Dream).
“It’s a great, layered script about one of the most haunted places in America, and I have the pleasure of working with some of the greatest people,” says Arielle Brachfeld. “Blood, guts, and ghosts! Hell yes, I’m excited. I’ve been so excited to work on this movie that I’ve had to wear a diaper!”
Once at the house they are joined by Craig’s cousin Ray, played by Jason Owsley (Spooks, Crackpot), who happens to be a huge ghost-hunting enthusiast, and world-renowned psychic Keith Drummond, played by Howard McNair (Cyborg Clone Rambocop 12, The Complex). They tag along to see if the house is really as haunted as they say it is, and needless to say, they all get a definitive answer.
“This is my dream cast,” says writer/director Jose Prendes. “Everyone is so incredibly talented and focused and amazing. I couldn’t ask for a better bunch of guys to point a camera at! To elevate a horror movie you need likable characters and competent actors who the audience can get behind. Mission accomplished, as far as I’m concerned.”
You’ll all get to find out for yourselves very soon. THE HAUNTING OF WHALEY HOUSE goes into production tomorrow, March 6th, for an expected released date of July of this year.”
By Matt Wavish