Scream Queen Danielle Harris To Helm Slasher ‘Sequel’

Danielle Harris–a fixture on the horror film scene–will take a seat behind the camera for an upcoming movie with the unusual title of Sequel.

Harris–who screamed her way through four installments of the Halloween franchise (1988-2009), Urban Legend (1998) and Stake Land (2010)–will direct the horror flick that is described as “an all-female slasher,” as reported by

Another horror veteran–Joe Dante (1981’s The Howling and 1984’s Gremlins)–will produce the movie through his company Renfield Productions. Shooting on Sequel is expected to start in the second or third quarter of 2021, so fans may have quite a wait to catch this film.

Sequel, according to the very brief synopsis, promises to be “a brash, unashamed spectacle led by an all-star cast of take-no-prisoners heroines.” There is no word yet on who will be in that cast.

The movie’s screenplay was written by James Moran. One of the film’s producers, Mark Allan, said the creative team knew immediately that Moran “was rewriting the rules. It’s like he combined Charlie’s Angels with Scream to get this entirely fresh sub-genre of female action slasher. It’s hilarious and adrenalizing.” Is that even a word?

Dante described the film as “an ambitious undertaking. But it’s in good hands with a pro like Danielle at the helm. It’s about time she got behind the camera to use all the expertise she’s picked up.”

For her part, Harris said the movie seemed to be “the perfect fit for me. I’ve been on the hunt for a story that had strong female leads and was intelligent and darkly comedic. And this story has it all.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for more details on casting and production schedules for Sequel.

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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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