9:30am PT by Rebecca Ford
Horror Thriller 'Hellfest' Taps Director Jennifer Chambers Lynch
The Walking Dead director Jennifer Chambers Lynch is ready to scare up some Halloween screams by directing CBS Films' horror thriller Hellfest.
Gale Anne Hurd, who produces the hit AMC series The Walking Dead, is producing Hellfest via her Valhalla Entertainment. The film is set on Halloween night at a horror theme park where a costumed killer begins slaying unsuspecting patrons who believe that it's all part of the show.
Production is slated for this winter at a theme park. Alex Ginno and Mark Ross are overseeing the project for CBS Films, while Phillip Kobylanski is shepherding the project for Valhalla Entertainment.
"We have loved the concept of Hellfest since Gale brought it to us, and we have been waiting for exactly the right director," said CBS Films president Terry Press. "Jennifer came to us with both the passion and the vision necessary to make Hellfest a terrifying Halloween tradition much like the growing phenomenon of the theme park horror nights enjoyed by millions the world over."
Lynch, the daughter of director David Lynch, is known for writing and directing the 1993 film Boxing Helena, along with 2008's Surveillance and 2010's Hisss. She also helmed part of XX, an anthology of female-driven horror segments. She's repped by Gersh and managed by Fineman Entertainment.