Just when you thought it was safe to go into the water again..
Director Michael S. Rodriguez has offered up some intriguing information on his latest film endeavor! Per Mr. Rodriguez:
Fresh from wrapping his horror anthology THE LAST AMERICAN HORROR STORY, writer/ director Michael S. Rodriguez has returned to bring us LAKE OF SHADOWS: THE LEGEND OF AVOCADO LAKE.
SHADOWS.. follows three aspiring journalism majors as they seek to uncover the mystery of the infamous lake and the dozens of deaths surrounding it. Soon they find themselves in the water, led by two guides for hire with other plans in mind. As terror rises about the water, death lurks below and soon the entire party will come face to face with the truth beneath Avocado Lake.
Rodriguez, the writer and creator of the upcoming film, offered up some insight on the project and the actual lake that the film is based on of: “LAKE OF SHADOWS is based on an actual lake where many deaths have occurred. There are several stories, theories and urban legends as to why. I found that intriguing and decided to take on the project when the concept was pitched to me by Tino Zamora who is credited for original story and is our executive producer. I thought to myself ‘why not hear the real stories of myth and tragedy then interweave a magnificent horror story in the second act’. So the challenge will be to place you in this world of reality, then unknowingly change gears with intentions to scare the shit out of you! I do see it as a challenge, but I have grown as a director over the last few years and possess the knowledge and confidence to pull it off.”
LAKE OF SHADOWS boasts a range of up and coming actors as well as veterans well known on the horror scene. Felissa Rose (SLEEPAWAY CAMP, DEATH HOUSE) Robert LaSardo (ANARCHY PARLOR, HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3) Marv Blauvelt ( PSYCHO STREET, DEATH HOUSE) Jared Michael Delgado (300 RISE OF AN EMPIRE, HOLIDAYS) Michael Wainwri ght (LAMB FEED, ALTER) and Tina Johnson (DEATH HOUSE) round out the cast. Rose and Blauvelt have previously worked with Rodriguez and MSR STUDIOS on a segment for his horror anthology titled LOVE STARVED.
Felissa Rose discussed working with Rodriguez and MSR STUDIOS: “There’s nothing better than working with people you truly love and share the same passion with! To reunite with this group ignites that excitement and creativity that an artist yearns for! I’m truly thrilled and I know it will be fierce.”
LAKE OF SHADOWS is currently in pre-production while seeking funds through Kickstarter to begin principal photography this fall.
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