Genre stars Ron Perlman (“Hellboy”) and Rosanna Arquette (“Signs of Love”) will lead a new horror film “Succubus.” This horror-thriller is written and directed by R.J. Daniel Hanna (“Hard Miles”) for Shout! Studios and Convoke Media. Shout! will handle the distribution in North America.
“Succubus,” tells the story of a new father going through a separation from his partner. So he does what any single man in the 21st century would do, joins a dating app. On there he matches with a beautiful and mysterious young woman. But her powers of seduction and manipulation pull him into a mystery more horrifying than he could imagine.
“Succubus is a first-and-foremost a wild and brazen mystery-horror film about the most terrifying series of events that could ever befall a guy who let his nether regions do the thinking for him,” Hanna said in a press release. “But beyond the body horror, which is ample, it also comments on the very real vampire that’s sucking us all dry — our screens. As our hero is drawn by an online siren into her dark yet enticing world, he’s forced to face all he’s left behind, his whole real, meaningful life beyond the glowing rectangle he keeps in his pocket, and try to find a way back to it.”
The film also stars Brendan Bradley (“A Tale Told by an Idiot”), Rachel Cook (“The Hack Job”), Olivia Applegate (“Love & Death”), Derek Smith (“What/If”), Emily Kincaid (“Hard Miles”), and Finley Rose Slater (“Playing with Fire”)
“My favorite horror thrillers are ones that have something to say about human beings, and in Succubus, Daniel has crafted a chilling metaphor for the clutch that screens have on us,” Shout! Studios’ Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Originals Jordan Fields said. “This will disturb and resonate, like the best of the genre.”
“Daniel has crafted a story like none that this genre has seen before,” Convoke Media’s owner Todd Slater added. “He is an incredible storyteller and has created something that I know will make an impact when audiences watch. I’m thrilled to be a part of his vision and the amazing ensemble cast on this one.”
Slater, Ari Novak, and Anna Elizabeth James will be producing. John Rhodes, Jennifer Ambrose, and Braden Duemmler are executive producing. Along with BondIt Media Capital, which has provided added financing for the film.
We’ll keep you posted on updates about “Succubus” as they become available.