We’ve got some horror posters here for you to feast your eyes on! The first poster for Alex De La Iglesia’s Shrew’s Nest has arrived with a severed head, while two posters have been released for the Robert Englund starring Fear Clinic.
Alex de la Iglesia is the Spanish director responsible for the insane cult horror films The Last Circus and Witching and Bitching, but for his next project he will stepping out of the directors chair, and into the producers.
Sticking with the horror genre, Iglesia will produce Shrews Nest, and Twitch revealed the first details on the exciting project.
Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel will direct the film, with Iglesia, Carolina Bang and Kiko Martinez producing and Blancanieves’ Pedro Ruigómez on as line producer. Make up effects will be by Pan’s Labyrinth veteran Pepe Quetglas.
The cast includes Macarena Gomez (Sexy Killer, Witching & Bitching), Nadia de Santiago (Niños Robados), Luis Tosar (Sleep Tight, Cell 211) and Hugo Silva (Witching & Bitching).
The filmmakers describe Shrews Nest as follows:
“With our first feature, Shrews’ Nest, we’re looking to strike a balance between our two favorite types of movies. On the one hand, genre films — and more specifically, horror, one of the genres that has taken up the most viewing hours of our lives. But there is also the genre that we call “films for actors”. Those films that are held aloft by the pillars of solid characters that let the cast shine.
There are many films that fulfill both these parameters and have been key for us. From The Beguiled by Don Siegel to Misery by Rob Reiner, along with Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and Juanma Bajo Ulloa’s Butterfly Wings, Roman Polanski’s Repulsion and Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca. Films that are each very different from the other, but all of which exist at a midpoint between drama and horror.
And that is Shrews’ Nest, a drama of horror in which we explore one of the most terrifying situations imaginable: that of a monster living with you, who is part of your family, who shares your life. Someone who you cannot easily free yourself from because, despite it all, you love them”
And here is the full synopsis:
Spain, the 1950s. Montse is no longer a young woman. She lost the blush of youth caring for her little sister, holed up in a sinister apartment in downtown Madrid.
Their mother died giving birth to the little one and their father couldn’t handle it. He fled like a coward and left the girls alone. Forced to be father, mother and big sister, Montse hid away from life inside those four walls, feeding her obsessive and unbalanced temperament. She suffers from agoraphobia and cannot take a single step outside the house. Not understanding what is happening to her and the suffering that this strange disease causes her makes her take shelter within a world of Our Fathers and Holy Marys.
Montse works as a seamstress and her only link to reality is her sister, a girl who will soon no longer be a girl. One day, the chain is broken when Carlos (HUGO SILVA), an irresponsible young neighbor, is misfortunate enough to stumble down the stairwell and looks for help at the only door he was able to drag himself to.
Montse takes him in.
Someone has entered the shrew’s nest.
…Perhaps he’ll never leave
Fear Clinic was recently acquired by Anchor Bay for distribution, and while no details were released for the UK, the US can expect to see the film given the full release treatment later this year, with a theatrical, VOD, digital and home entertainment release planned.
The original five episode web series starred Robert Englund as Dr Andover, a slightly unhinged scientist who had ways of curing patients phobias. Naturally, being a horror series, his methods would lead to some horrible experiments.
Robert Englund will star in the film (reprising his role of Dr. Andover from the series) and Fiona Dourif will be appear alongside Thomas Dekker (The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Cleopatra Coleman (Step Up: Revolution, Silversun).
The screenplay was written by Aaron Drane and Robert Hall, and is produced my Mark B Johnson. Robert Hall is also directing.
Speaking of the film, Robert Hall said, “This is a whole different playing field. My new film has a much darker and surreal tone than the episodes, and I think fans will really appreciate the direction we’re going in.” Regarding the cast, he adds, “I’m terribly excited to get to collaborate with Fiona Dourif, who blows me away with her talent, and of course Thomas Dekker gets the best out of me when we’re on set and vice versa.”
The film, “opens with a tragedy that launches five people into the public eye and enlists Dr. Andover to lend his expertise to help them overcome trauma-induced phobias. A year later, terrifying ‘aftershocks’ rattle the survivors, leading to them finding their way back to the fear clinic seeking answers. As they line up for another turn in the chamber, Dr. Andover believes that something more sinister may be at work.”