News Movies News | Written by Laura Potier 01/11/2022

Shelley Duvall Set For Horror Return; Marks First Project In 20 Years

Shelley Duvall, best known as Wendy Torrance in The Shining, is getting ready to return to screens for The Forest Hills, an indie horror-thriller from writer-director Scott Goldberg. Remarkably, this marks the actress' first project in two decades.

The Forest Hills also stars Edward Furlong, Chiko Mendez, and Dee Wallace, and follows a disturbed man who is tormented by nightmarish visions after suffering a head trauma while camping in the Catskills. Duvall plays the mother of the mentally and emotionally disturbed Rico (Mendez), who serves as his inner voice.

“We are huge fans of The Shining and it’s honestly one of my favorite horror movies of all time, up there with John Carpenter’s Halloween and George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead with the dark tones they delivered in their movies, along with perfect scores and elements that make them my personal favorites,” said Goldberg. “Shelley contributed to The Shining being an absolute masterpiece by giving her all, and performing in a way that really showcased the fear and horror of a mother in isolation.”

DuVall last appeared alongside Shirley Jones, Cloris Leachman and Louise Fletcher in the 2002 comedy Manna from Heaven, announcing her retirement that same year.

See Shelley Duvall in a first-look image at The Forest Hills below.