In partnership with Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment today announced the acquisition of the new supernatural thriller, MONSTROUS,starring Christina Ricci (MONSTER, SLEEPY HOLLOW). Colleen Camp (SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL) is co-starring. Chris Sivertson (ALL CHEERLEADERS MUST DIE, THE LOST) is directing. The film was written by Carol Chrest.
“We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Screen Media on MONSTROUS, an exciting, commercially viable feature film, with a fresh and current take on one of the most popular genres in the world. Christina Ricci’s unmatched talent with an adept group of filmmakers and a spine-tingling script is a recipe for success that that will please audiences everywhere,” said Epstein.
MONSTROUS centers on a traumatized woman fleeing from her abusive ex-husband with her 7-year-old son. In their new, remote sanctuary they find they have a bigger, more terrifying monster to deal with.
“Carol Chrest created an iconic genre character who Christina Ricci brings to life in a mesmerizing and deeply emotional performance,” said Sivertson.
Robert Yocum, Sasha Yelaun and B.I. Rosen are producing alongside Johnny Remo. Sivertson and Aperture Entertainment’s Adam Goldworm (MY FRIEND DAHMER) are executive producing alongside Omer Paracha, Sean Reilly, Clay Epstein, Craig Albrecht, Carol Anne Watts and Adam Sigal of Scarlett Pictures, and Galen Christy and Mark Silba of High Octane Pictures.
Principal Photography began in early December in Los Angeles, CA throughout Simi Valley, Sherman Oaks and Altadena. Sivertson has written and directed numerous elevated genre films since his critically acclaimed adaptation of Jack Ketchum’s THE LOST. He most recently co-wrote WASH ME IN THE RIVER starring Robert De Niro and John Malkovich and also wrote the upcoming bio-pic SLINKY for director Tamra Jenkins.