‘Scream’ Star Headlines New Horror Feature ‘Bed Rest’

Melissa Barrera is looking for a little “bed rest” after her latest “scream”.

The actor–who will appear in the latest Scream that hits theaters Jan. 14, 2022–has signed on to star in the new supernatural thriller Bed Rest, as reported by Deadline. STXfilms–which will release Bed Rest domestically and around the world–will show the movie to prospective buyers at the upcoming virtual American Film Market.

Bed Rest–from writer/director Lori Evans Taylor (making her directorial debut)–follows Julie Rivers (Barrera) after she becomes pregnant and moves into a new home with her husband. After being ordered to mandatory bed rest, Julie “begins to slowly unravel as she suffers through the monotony and anxiety of her new constraints,” according to the official synopsis.

Before long, “ghostly experiences begin to close in on Julie, stirring up her past demons, and causing others to question her mental stability. Trapped and forced to face her past and the supernatural, Julie fights to protect herself and her unborn baby.”

Adam Fogelson, chair of STXfilms motion picture group, said Taylor’s “compelling writing comes from a personal point of view we haven’t often seen on the big screen. We’re also big believers in Melissa Barrera’s talent to bring this character to life. Horror has been a consistently successful genre for STX.”

The latest Scream entry–with Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette joining Barrera–is set 25 years after “a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro” and a new killer dons the Ghostface persona “and begins to target a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past,” according  to the official synopsis.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Bed Rest and Scream.


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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