‘The Bride’ From Screen Gems Says “I Do” To New Director

A new horror-thriller from Screen Gems–The Bride–has moved closer to the altar by naming an acclaimed director.

Jessica M. Thompson–off a successful feature film directorial debut on The Light of the Moon–is ready to helm the horror entry, as reported by Variety.

The movie’s original script was penned by Blair Butler–perhaps best known for the horror film Polaroid from Dimension Films–who is currently in development with Bad Robot on another horror pic, The Steps. Thompson also contributed to the screenplay.

Butler just completed her first season as producer of the Hulu TV series Helstrom, based on the Marvel Comics characters Daimon and Satana Hellstrom.

She also wrote the 2018 Hell Fest for CBS Films and Lionsgate, a movie that told the story of a group of teens being stalked by a serial killer at a traveling Halloween carnival.

The Bride is the frightening tale of a young woman who attends “a lavish destination wedding, unaware of the horrors that await,” according to the official synopsis.

Obviously, this movie is not to be confused with the 1985 horror film of the same name–starring Sting and Jennifer Beals–that was a huge failure in its attempt to remake the classic 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein.

Thompson’s The Light of the Moon–for which she wore the hats of writer, director, producer and editor–starred Stephanie Beatriz as “a successful New York City architect who struggles to regain intimacy and control of her life after her world has been turned upside-down.” The movie won Best Narrative Feature at the 2017 SXSW Festival, recognition which doubtlessly helped lead to this project.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on The Bride’s walk down the aisle.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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