Anyone who has seen director Paul Hyett’s brutal horror, The Seasoning House (above), will have to agree that he is certainly a director to keep a close eye on. Our very own Dr Lenera caught the film at FrightFest a couple of years back, and he loved it. You can read his positive review here.
It gives me great pleasure to reveal some details of the directors follow up film, called The Pool. Screen Daily revealed the details of the film which see’s a rabid dog disturb a group of partygoers using a pool in a secluded house for a weekend of naughty behaviour. UK sales outfit The Salt Company have acquired rights to the film, and will be taking it to Cannes.
Per Screen Daily:
UK sales outfit The Salt Company has boarded international rights to horror The Pool, to be directed by Paul Hyett (The Seasoning House, Howl).
Written by Johannes Roberts and Ernest Riera (with revisions by Hyett, Conal Palmer and Steven Lally), and set to be produced by Tim Dennison of Tall Man Films, The Pool follows a pool party at a luxury cliff top location that becomes a desperate fight for survival when the beloved family dog turns rabid.
FX specialist Hyett, who has worked on hits including The Descent and The Woman in Black, said: “What elevates a horror into a classic is making the audience terrified of the everyday – in this case, man’s best friend.” Hyett is handling FX for the project.
The film is due to start shoot in autumn 2014 in Puerto Rico.
Executive producers are Peter La Terriere of Platform 9 Pictures, Robert Bevan, Samantha Horley, Cyril Mégret and James Norrie of The Salt Company and Paul Blacknell.