Last month, a trailer was released for the upcoming creature feature The Forest Hills, which marks the first movie that The Shining‘s Shelley Duvall has worked on in twenty years. Now a cool poster for the film has unveiled, and you can check that out at the bottom of this article.
Written and directed by Scott Goldberg, The Forest Hills tells the story of a man who is tormented by nightmarish visions after enduring head trauma while camping in the Catskill woods.
Duvall is joined in the cast by Chiko Mendez (Smothered by Mothers), Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Dee Wallace (Critters), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Stacey Nelkin (Halloween III: Season of the Witch), Marianne Hagan (Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers), and Linda Flores (Cops and Robbers). The film’s IMDb page previously listed scream queen Debbie Rochon as a cast member, but her name has since been removed, so apparently she’s not in the movie after all. Duvall plays “the mother of the mentally and emotionally disturbed Rico (Mendez), who serves as his inner voice.”
Goldberg told Deadline he was inspired to cast Duvall in The Forest Hills because she “contributed to The Shining being an absolute masterpiece by giving her all, and performing in a way that really showcased the fear and horror of a mother in isolation.“
Goldberg has previously directed multiple short films, a few documentaries (including the Scream Factory Blu-ray bonus featurette Underground: A Look Into the Day of the Dead Mines), and the horror feature Dead End Massacre.
Scott Hansen produced The Forest Hills with Dreznick Goldberg Productions and Digital Thunderdome Studios. Goldberg serves as co-producer. The producers are currently running a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo to cover post-production costs.
How does The Forest Hills look to you? Are you excited to see Shelley Duvall in a new film for the first time in twenty years? Share your thoughts on this project by leaving a comment below. The marketing has made it clear that The Forest Hills is a werewolf movie, and I’m very interested in watching this cast make their way through a werewolf story.
Here’s the poster: