Director Ted Geoghegan will direct the supernatural-thriller Satanic Panic, it was announced today. The film concerns a minimum-wage delivery girl who is forced into a night-long battle against the rich and affluent leaders of a suburban community after discovering they’re part of a satanic cult. Satanic Panic is being written by Grady Hendrix, whose recent novel Horrorstör is in development at Fox Television with Gossip Girl creator Josh Schwartz. Casting on Satanic Panic will begin soon.
“Equal parts supernatural horror and survival thriller, the film hinges on smart, funny dialogue and a clever, surprisingly badass female hero,” Geoghegan said in a statement. “A snarky, splattery takedown of the 1 percent, it places a trod-upon heroine up against the literally soulless societal upper crust. The banter and blood come fast and furious, and we’re hoping to leave very little time to breathe between gasps and gags.”
Satanic Panic is being produced by Snowfort Pictures with Dark Sky Films, both of whom collaborated with Geoghegan on his recent, debut movie We Are Still Here, a tale of decidedly physical ghosts starring Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Lisa Marie, and Larry Fessenden.
“We Are Still Here was incredibly well received by both critics and audiences alike,” said Greg Newman, executive VP of MPI/Dark Sky Films. “We’re happy to be working again with Ted Geoghegan, who has already created a unique voice and vision for modern horror. We’re equally thrilled to be teaming up once again with Snowfort following our previous successes together on both We Are Still Here and Starry Eyes.“
“Ted Geoghegan is one of the nicest, brightest filmmakers I know,” Snowfort Pictures founder Travis Stevens wrote on Facebook, following the announcement. “I’m freaking overjoyed to be partnering with Dark Sky Films on his follow-up feature Satanic Panic. We’re going to bring a wall of Marshall amps out on this one.”
We Are Still Here is currently available to watch on VOD. You can see the film’s trailer, below.