Who knows what will crawl out of the bayou?
A psychological horror film inspired by true events, The Bayou enters production this month in New Orleans with a strong genre cast, according to a report in Deadline.
Kristina Klebe (Rob Zombie’s 2007 Halloween), Liz Lafontant (The Oval), Brandon Lessard (Broken Ghost), Baylee Toney (The Redeemer) and Devante Winfrey (Designed for Death) have signed on for the scary ride.
The Bayou–written and directed by Myles Clohessy (The Redeemer)–follows a group of young people led by Mariah (Lafontant) and her husband Charles (Lessard), who “decide to tag along on a couples backpacking retreat down south and stay at a number of plantations which have turned their former slave cottages into Airbnb properties,” according to the synopsis.
This retreat “offers a chance for descendants of former slaves to come back with the intent to reconnect and reclaim their ancestors’ past.” But what starts out as an escape into the past “quickly spirals out of control when Mariah, Charles and their friends start to encounter sinister forces deep in the remote Louisiana bayou.”
Clohessy will also produce the film, along with Antony Ware, Ramsey Heitmann, Mike Walsh and Rob Simmons. Allyn Smith will serve as executive producer.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on The Bayou.