'Legend of Beaver Dam' Director Set for 'Stage Fright' with Meat Loaf
I know that sounds like one wacky headline, but those are the real names! One of the best musical-horror short films ever made is called The Legend of Beaver Dam, which has been playing the festival circuit for years, directed by Quebecois filmmaker Jerome Sable. While we've been waiting for Sable to release the short in full online, we've also been waiting for him to take the reigns of a feature, preferably another bloody, horror-musical mash-up. Thanks to a tip from Movies.com, there's a casting story on Variety that includes some details on Sable's next project, which is indeed an indie musical horror (as far as we can tell).
The story on Variety is about Douglas Smith, a Canadian actor currently on "Big Love", in Antiviral and the upcoming Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, getting a role in the new Jerome Sable film. They state that Sable's project Stage Fright, which he wrote, is about "a teen who lands a role in a Broadway-bound show. Her joy disappears when the production is terrorized by a masked killer." That's perfect. Sounds exactly like what I want to see him do. They also add that on top of Smith joining, the Stage Fright cast already includes Meat Loaf in a role. But that's all they've got. Hopefully that means things are coming together on this and they might even start production soon. They did already hold an open casting call in Toronto back in March.
From that casting call, there's a better synopsis for this, and it does sound awesome. "Starry-eyed, teenage kitchen hand Camilla Swanson lands herself a role in the Broadway-bound showcase at the musical theatre camp where she works, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill. The production is being terrorized by Metal Killer, a masked slasher who screams death metal while hunting down every last one of his sworn enemies: pretentious musical theatre snobs. In the tradition of Scream as well as classic movie musicals, is a fun and frightening thrill ride that skewers gleeful musical theatre people while they sign their hearts out – literally." It's described as a "rock musical horror film" and I am already looking forward to it.
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