A friend to many here in the horror community, Elric Kane will be making his directorial debut with The Dead Thing, and Deadline reports that filming has wrapped in Los Angeles.
Blu Hunt (The New Mutants), Ben Smith-Petersen (Mad Max: Fury Road), John Karna (Lady Bird) and Katherine Hughes (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) will star in the film.
Deadline details, “Billed as a neo-realist take on an Invisible Man story and a modern urban legend for the online dating era, the film follows a young woman (Hunt) who, lost in a string of meaningless hookups, falls in love with a sensitive and charismatic man (Petersen) who she soon discovers harbors a dark secret that turns their affair into a twisted obsession.”
Elric Kane wrote the script with Webb Wilcoxen (The Frontier).
Producers for The Dead Thing include Monte Yazzie and Matt Mercer (Bliss, Contracted), with Rebekah McKendry (Glorious) on board as executive producer.