AFM: Ted Geoghegan Sparks 'Satanic Panic' With Dark Sky, Snowfort
The director's debut 'We Are Still Here' premiered at this year's SXSW.
Dark Sky Films and Snowfort Pictures are teaming up with Ted Geoghegan on Satanic Panic, the emerging filmmaker's follow up to We Are Still Here, which bowed in SXSW earlier this year.
The new project re-teams Geoghegan with producer Travis Stevens and Greg Newman. The original screenplay is being written by Grady Hendrix, whose recent best-selling novel Horrorstor is in development at Fox Television with Gossip Girl creator Josh Schwartz.
Satanic Panic will focus on a minimum-wage delivery girl who is forced into a night-long battle with the rich and affluent leaders of a suburban community after discovering they're part of a satanic cult. Casting is set to begin soon.
"Equal parts supernatural horror and survival thriller, the film hinges on smart, funny dialogue and a clever, surprisingly badass female hero," said Geoghegan.
"A snarky, splattery takedown of the 1 percent, it places a trod-upon heroine up against the literally soulless societal upper crust. The banter and blood come fast and furious, and we're hoping to leave very little time to breathe between gasps and gags."
We Are Still Here, which MPI is offering to international buyers at AFM, was recently released domestically by Dark Sky Films, MPI’s horror division, and reached No. 1 on the iTunes Horror chart.