I’ve been a big fan of Journalist/Director Staci Layne Wilson ever since I saw her debut film, Fetish Factory, which I loved. I’m excited to say that Staci has another feature in the work called Dead Slate, which had some excellent talent attached. Read on for more details!
From the press release:
Ghost Walk Studios & 333 Productions are proud to announce Staci Layne Wilson (Fetish Factory, Psycho Therapy) as the director of their upcoming horror feature, Dead Slate.
Dead Slate takes you behind the scenes of a slasher film production and follows the stereotypical cast as they are stalked by a masked psychopath who slays in homage to classic cinematic murder set pieces. Max Wasa (Death House 2017, Astro 2018) will star as Sammie Borden, the film’s director of the movie-within-a-movie, and Brooke Lewis (iMurders 2008) will portray Captain Lisa Jones. Texas Chain Saw Massacre’sJohn Dugan and Anna Margaret (Rock Paper Dead 2018) round out the leads. Other cast includes: Shanda Renee (Raising Helen 2004), Raelynn Harper (“Sorry Not Sorry” Demi Lovato music video), and Luke Gregory Crosby (Maximum Ride 2016).
Producer and screenwriter Kerry Fleming — who also produced and co-wrote the upcoming horror thriller Rock Paper Dead along with Victor Miller of Friday the 13th fame, and was directed by the legendary Tom Holland — says of Wilson’s coming on to Dead Slate,
“We’re thrilled to have such a gifted talent as Staci come on board. There has been so much talk recently to the perceived scarcity of female directors out there, which we do not agree with, so we feel extremely fortunate to have someone of Staci’s caliber agree to take the helm for Dead Slate.”
With the recent success of films like IT (2017), Happy Death Day (2017), and Halloween (2018) showing that audiences are feeling nostalgic for the horror films of the 70s, and 80s, the producers of Dead Slate feel that their film will be a huge success with fans of the genre.
Dead Slate will be represented at the 2018 American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA. October 31 – November 7, 2018.
Rocky Karlage, Victoria Vardon, and Tony Vardon will be producing/executive producing on behalf of Ghost Walk Films. Fleming will produce in conjunction with his 333 Productions shingle. Dead Slate is set to go into production in the spring of 2019.
I’m really looking forward to Dead Slate. It sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun. Stayed tuned as we will have more details as they become available.