Pre-production has started on the horror film Darkest Night, which is based on writer Michael Sean Erickson’s book of the same name released in late 2016 by Hot Chili Press. The film will begin shooting in Los Angeles, California, shortly.
Set to star Bill Oberst Jr. (Stressed to Kill), Robert LaSardo (Anarchy Parlor), Noel Gugliemi (Basement Jack), and Mykayla Sohn (The Chosen), Darkest Night tells the story of the Mudd family. Isolated and alone, they are targeted by a shadowy beast, in the local woods. They are also hated by residents living in a nearby town. Assailed at every turn, the Mudds must find a way to survive this hostile environment.
The official synopsis:
The Mudd Family lives on the edge of darkness. Convinced that there is a beast in the woods coming for them, and despised by the residents of a nearby small town who believe that they are religious zealots, the Mudds undertake extreme measures to keep the beast and the townsfolk from invading their land. The Mudds harbor disturbing secrets, and they wonder if the beast actually lives in their hearts as much as in the shadows. When the police accuse them of kidnapping two girls, the darkness overwhelms them all and the beast comes out to play!
Darkest Night is slated for an October 2017 release.