In terms of horror icons, the names Jason Voorhees, Otis B. Driftwood and Pluto are up there in the realms of royalty. Throw those names into the mix with the sultry and sumptuous Emily Booth and you have something that horror fans can really get their teeth into.
As it would happen, the aforementioned names have all signed on for a new project from director Drew Cullingham that will be right up the street of many a horror hound.
In some rather exciting news, producer Nick Lean revealed to us late last night that the upcoming SHED OF THE DEAD has secured the fantastic cast of genre faves Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, Michael Berryman, and Emily Booth. And to add even further to its credentials, the film has also managed to sign up Brian Blessed (he of fantastic beard and even better laugh) for an appearance.
A veritable who's who of horror, SHED OF THE DEAD has certainly put quite the impressive cast together, we're sure you'll agree. Hodder is regarded as the definitive Jason Voorhees, having played the hockey mask-adorned killer in four FRIDAY THE 13TH movies, and is also responsible for playing another horror favourite in the shape of the HATCHET series' Victor Crowley. With roles in the likes of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS, Moseley is best known to most horror fans as the chilling and erratic Otis B. Driftwood in Rob Zombie's HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES and THE DEVIL'S REJECTS. Michael Berryman also appeared with Moseley in THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, not to mention popping up in a plethora of projects over the years, although he will always be revered and remembered by most for his iconic turn as Pluto in Wes Craven's THE HILLS HAVE EYES movies. Then there's Emily "Bouff" Booth, a staple of British horror who can be regularly seen on the UK's Horror Channel as well as seemingly any and everywhere that there's something horror-based happening. And of course, Brian Blessed is quite simply just Brian Blessed. No more really needs to be said about this British institution best known for booming his way through 1980's FLASH GORDON movie.
As well as cast news, we’ve also managed to get our grubby paws on an early poster for the film, as below:
Plot-wise, SHED OF THE DEAD will focus on a group who wind up in the middle of an urban zombie apocalypse. With a sinister and adult edge to its humour, it’s looking like the film will take cues from SHAUN OF THE DEAD but ramp things up a little.
At this stage SHED OF THE DEAD is looking to start shooting around the middle of the year, but expect to hear more on this as it develops.
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