Casting news: Annabeth Gish joins ‘Somnia’, Robert Patrick fights trick or treaters in ‘Hellions’




Annabeth Gish (above), most recently seen on FX’s The Bridge, has joined the cast of Mike Flanagan’s new psychological horror, Somnia. Gish plays the case worker of a young orphaned boy whose dreams begin to manifest as real.

Gish will join the already cast Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Katee Sackhoff and Jacob Tremblay.

Somnia begins production later this fall, with Focus Features International handling international sales on the psychological horror film scripted by Flanagan and Jeff Howard. Trevor Macy is producing through Intrepid Pictures banner with William D. Johnson and Sam Englebardt of Demarest Films. Demarest will co-finance with MICA Entertainment. Mali Elfman is exec producer.

Somnia is described as a haunting, emotionally absorbing horror film about an orphaned child whose dreams — and nightmares — manifest physically as he sleeps. The film explores the enduring bonds between parent and child and is punctuated by sequences of intense, visceral terror that only a child’s imagination could conjure.





Also announced yesterday is that Robert Patrick will be starring in a new Halloween themed horror called Hellions. The fact the horror is based around Halloween is exciting enough, but what is even more exciting is that the film is directed by Bruce McDonald, the man responsible for the awesome Pontypool.

Patrick has joined the cast as Corman, a tough-as-nails cop who comes to the aid of a teenager (newcomer Chloe Rose) plagued by three malevolent trick-or-treaters on Halloween. The first image from the film, showing Patrick on set, has been released, and you can see it below.

The horror/thriller also stars Rossif Sutherland (Reign), Luke Bilyk (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”), and Rachel Wilson (Republic of Doyle).

Whizbang Films and Storyteller Pictures are producing from an original screenplay by Pascal Trottier (The Colony).


The story follows a pregnant teen, played by Chloe Rose, who must survive a Halloween night from Hell when three malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking.



About Matt Wavish 10001 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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