*UPDATE– Lisa Wilcox (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER), Beverly Randolph (RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD), Kelli Maroney (NIGHT OF THE COMET), Donna Wilkes (ANGEL, JAWS 2, SCHIZOID), and LEATHERFACE: TCM III‘s Kate Hodge have all officially joined the cast, making the project sound even more epic.
This is definitely the news of the week. Horror actor/director William Butler (LEATHERFACE: TCM III, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD remake, director of MADHOUSE) has just announced THE SURVIVORS, an upcoming horror ensemble, featuring quite an impressive cast of some of horrors most beloved final girls, all banding together to stop a serial killer. This is a horror lover’s dream, as it’s always been a topic of conversation among fans regarding what it would be like if all of horror’s final girls got together to kick some ass and thansk to Butler and his Transition Entertainment company, that topic is about to see the light of day.
“Butler and writer Patrick J. Doody (Beneath) are currently penning the story for “THE SURVIVORS” a horror-action feature-film about a multi-generational group of strong female survivors who decide to get revenge as they ban to together and turn the tables on legendary murderer who, during their youth pursued them all. After the killer resurfaces, the women make a pact to track him down and end his twenty-five year killing spree.
Starring in the project so far are an impressive cast of fan favorites including: Adrienne King (FRIDAY THE 13TH) Heather Langenkamp (NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) Jordan Ladd (CABIN FEVER) Amanda Wyss (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) Deborah Foreman (WAXWORK, APRIL FOOLS DAY) and Patricia Tallman (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD ’90).
Butler is also meeting with with Amy Steel (FRIDAY THE 13th 2), P.J. Soles (HALLOWEEN), Tuesday Knight (NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST 4) in hopes they will also join the dream team.
“As a long time horror-film nerd and filmaker my head is spinning with joy at getting a chance to meet with all of these remarkable actresses. I am so proud of this project, it’s really a fan boy’s dream come true.” He promises to announce many more legendary horror ingénues as they join the cast. “This film is not only going to be one hell of a ride but the ultimate gift to all of the fans that we genre performers love so much.”
Butler is writing and producing the project and currently meeting with several potential directors. “You will be the first to know when we settle on the right one”
The women will be kicking serial killer ass as “The Survivors” lenses in late spring of 2015.”
I don’t know about you fright fanatics, but this is some monumentally awesome news and could very well be one hell of a horror fan’s dream. We’ll keep you guys and gals updated, when more info on THE SURVIVORS is announced!