Director James Cullen Bressack is the man responsible for a number of indie horror greats, and films like Hate Crime, To Jennifer and a segment in Theatre of the Deranged has meant he is a director horror fans keep track of. His latest film, Pernicious, has been acquired by Vantage Media International for worldwide distribution, and today we have a number of stills and a rather cool poster to show you.
Pernicious is written and directed by James Cullen Bressack, and the cast includes Ciara Hanna (“Power Rangers”), Jackie Moore (100 Ghost Street), and Emmy-nominated Emily O’Brien (“The Young and the Restless”).
Three young, beautiful girls arrive in Thailand to teach English for the summer, some with noble intentions and some just wanting an adventure, but none were prepared for the massacre that awaited them. The nightmare begins when their new friends go missing, vivid bloody dreams haunt their sleep and a stolen statue leads them down a dark path into Thai folklore and magic that has been long forgotten. Their situation continues to become worse once they realize it’s not WHAT that is haunting them but WHO: an eight-year girl, brutally murdered and sacrificed by her family decades ago who wants nothing more than to watch them bleed. This is not a story about redemption. This is not a story about good versus evil. This is not a story about the will to survive. This is a story about Vanida – a child viciously tortured by her own family, who will stop at nothing for revenge – one appendage at a time.