Casting news: Penelope Mitchell for ‘Fear of Darkness’, Thomas Jane for ‘The Veil’, plus updates on ‘Crimson Peak’ & ‘Visions’



Some quick casting updates here for you, all courtesy of Deadline:

Penelope Mitchell (above, Hemlock Grove) has joined the cast of Chris Fitchett’s supernatural thriller The Fear Of Darkness.

Shooting begins next month on the Gold Coast.


Darkness centers on a brilliant young psychiatrist who, while investigating the supernatural disappearance of a university student (Mitchell), is forced to confront the dark creature that dwells deep within her own unconscious.


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Thomas Jane (above, The Mist) has signed on to star in  Phil Joanou’s (Final Analysis, Gridiron Gang) The Veil, the latest low budget supernatural horror from Jason Blum’s Blumhouse productions.

Shooting is expected to begin in April.


The story springs from the real-world headlines of religious cults and mass suicides. With Veil, it begins thirty years ago, when members of a religious cult known as Heaven’s Veil take their own lives. The truth behind what really happened remains buried deep in the memory of the sole survivor, a five-year-old girl, who returns to the compound with a documentary crew as an adult. They soon discover something that is far more terrifying than anything they could have imagined.




Leslie Hope (above, The River) is now attached to star in Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house horror Crimson Peak. She joins Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Burn Gorman.

Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house horror, Crimson Peak, will arrive in cinemas on October 16th 2015.

Official synopsis:

Legendary Pictures’ CRIMSON PEAK, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s LabyrinthHellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam.  In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider.  Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.  Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Callum Greene produce, and Jillian Share executive produces.





Finally, yet another name has been added to the Jason Blum produced supernatural horror, Visions. Joanna Cassidy (above, Blade Runner) is the latest to join the Kevin Greutert directed film.

Already cast in the film are Isla Fisher, Anson Mount, Jim Parsons, Gillian Jacobs, Eva Longoria Bryce Johnson.

Kevin Greutert directs from a script written by Lucas Sussman and L.D. Goffigan. Jason Blum produces through his Blumhouse Productions.

Fisher stars as a pregnant woman who moves with her husband to the countryside, where she is plagued by visions of a sinister hooded figure. Longoria will play Fisher’s fashionable, acerbic, and funny city gal pal who disapproves of her friend’s life choices.

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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