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Christian Slater, Stephen Dorff, Wes Bentley, Kate Maberly, Ryan Donowho, Travis Van Winkle, Angelic Zambrana and Ashley Hinshaw have all joined the cast of the new thriller "Rites of Passage" reports Variety.
The story follows a young anthropology student seeking a traditional ceremony to mark his entry into manhood. He and his partying classmates to a ranch owned by his older brother (Slater) where he indulges in a drug-fuelled life that indulges in some ancient Indian rituals.
- Garth Franklin
Christian Slater has signed onto "Rites of Passage," and indie thriller with Stephen Dorff, Wes Bentley and Kate Maberly. The film marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Peter Iliff ("Point Break," "Patriot Games"). Mark Canton produces with Jonathan Sachar, David Hopwood and W.D. Johnson. Financing for the project will come from Johnson's new company, Demarest Films. According to Variety, the screenplay by Illiff tells of an anthropology bookworm who laments his place in a society that lacks a ceremony to mark his transition into manhood and leads his hard-partying, stressed-out classmates to his family's abandoned ranch -- where his brother lives in a psychotic world of drugs, guilt and Chumash Indian rituals. »
Southern Gothic is an independent horror film that revolves around vampire, preachers, strippers, and a congregation of the undead, which completed in 2007. This sounds like a good premise, but the film, which showed at SXSW, has been described as a "sorry excuse for a horror film," (David Harely, Bloody Disgusting) and "the horror elements feel like something of an afterthought" (Keith Brown, Eye for Film). Yet, the trailer is interesting enough and fans of William Forsythe might want to take a peek. All the details on Southern Gothic are below.
The synopsis for Southern Gothic here:
"Pray for dawn. In the sleepy Southern town of Redemption, a new kind of terror is about to awaken: For burned-out strip club bouncer Hazel Fortune, life has become downward spiral of self-destructive behavior until he s befriended by the young daughter of the club s new dancer. But when the girl is kidnapped »
- Michael Ross Allen
3 items from 2010
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