Jeepers Creepers (2001) was probably one of the most terrifyingly horror films I had seen in the early 2000s. It was because of that film that (’till this day) I shutter at the sound of the song of the same name, which was originally featured in the 1938 classic “Going Places“. why is this so? because director Victor Salva had manage to take something so innocently harmless like a song from the late 30’s and turn it into a modern day horror element which set the tone of the film from then on... It’s sequel on the other hand wasn’t as impressive. But I digress, actress Rose McGowan (Conan the Barbarian, Planet Terror) is set to star in director Victor Salva’s (Jeepers Creepers, Powder) latest film “Rosewood Lane” which is said to be just as nightmarishly or original as his successful as his “Jeepers Creepers” franchise.
The film’s plot will follow McGowan as she plays Doctor Sonny Blake, a radio talk show psychiatrist, when she moves back to her childhood home after her alcoholic father dies. Once back in her old neighborhood she discovers the local paperboy is a frightening and cunning young sociopath that targeted her father and now targets her. When the boy starts calling her show and recites eerie nursery rhymes, an unnerving game of cat-and-mouse begins. When the game escalates, she suddenly finds herself in a terrifying all out war, one that forces her to redefine her ideas of good and evil, and has her fighting to stay alive.
Victor Salva, the director of Jeepers Creepers had this to say about his latest film, “Rosewood Lane has been a pet project of mine for years now and what I have always regarded as one of my most terrifying stories. To see it finally come to life, is wonderful.”
Rosewood Lane is financed by Voltage Pictures and produced by Emmy Award winner Phillip B. Goldfine (True Justice, Driven to Kill). The film will be Executive Produced by Bryan Sexton (Escapee, The Traveler) and Benjamin F. Sacks (True Justice, Born To Raise Hell) under the Hollywood Media Bridge shingle. Don Fauntleroy (Light Speed, Once Upon A time In the Hood) has been tapped as Director of Photography and will also produce.
Phillip B. Goldfine who’s the film’s producer had this to say about the film’s star Rose [McGowan] on performance as the character “Rose (McGowan) fully embodies the lead character (Sonny), and with her strong cult following I can see audiences as they enjoy watching the horrific experiences her character goes through.”
There’s no official word as of yet to when we can expect a release date but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we receive word.
Side Note: It’s nice to see MeGowan making a return on the silver screen post ‘Charmed’ fame, but where the heck is our Red Sonja movie that we were promised!?!?!