AFM 2017: The Asylum’s Sherri Strain Joins Thriller Films; New Titles Announced
Out of AFM comes news that The Asylum’s Sherri Strain has joined Thriller Films manage sales as well as helping to find and produce female-driven horror/thriller titles. Strain has produced films such as Shapeshifter, Exorcism: The Possession of Gail Bowers, Dracula’s Curse, 666: The Child, and many more titles. She joins partners Justin Jones, Rhett Giles, and Zeus Zamani.
Thriller Films already has a very strong production arm and is using AFM as a launching point for a new sales division that will be focused on representing high quality indie genre films across international territories.
Strain states, “Having worked with Justin and Rhett for many years, and being very impressed with the quality of projects they’ve produced with Zeus, I’m very excited to be part of Thriller Films.”
Current films they have on their slate include The Ouija Exorcism, The Amityville Terror, American Exorcism, and #Captured.
Thriller Films is also at AFM with several films, including Angels Fallen, which stars Michael Madsen, Escape: Puzzle of Fear, and Coven.
Director: Justin Jones
Writer: Lizzie Gordon
Starring: Omar Gooding, Nick Turturro, Tommy Nash, Aubrey Reynolds
Synopsis: Hot-shot Hollywood agent Matthew Blake has a dark past. He thinks that he is on his way to a double date with his oldest friend, and his hot new girlfriend to a new Escape Room in Los Angeles. When the couples are locked into the Escape Room Matthew quickly finds himself at the center of a revenge plot effectuated by his girlfriend and oldest friend. Tired of taking Matthew’s abuse, the two right the wrongs of Matthew’s past, and set the stage for a brighter future together.
Director: Margret Malandruccolo
Writer: Lizzie Gordon
Starring: Lizzie Gordon, Margot Major, Adam Horner, Sofya Skya
Synopsis: Five undergrad witches come together in order to perform a ritual to invoke the ancient powers of the witch Ashura. The leader of the coven gets carried away and accidentally kills one of the witches during the ritual. She needs the strength of a complete coven to invoke Ashura’s powers and sends them out to find a final witch. As she absorbs power the surviving girls plot to take her down but the possessed witch unleashes hell on campus with only one young witch left to stop her.
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