Cary Elwes (Saw) and True Blood’s Kristin Bauer van Straten star in a horror-comedy which landed on our radar today entitled “Teen Lust”… Now, this one has an interesting background. It was co-written by Jason Stone. He directed the short film “Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse” which was turned into the feature-length hit from last year “This is the End”.
Teen Lust centres on an awkward high school student who must lose his virginity before being a local religious cult sacrifices him. Cary Elwes, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Jesse Carere, Daryl Sabara and Annie Clark star.
Thurier co-wrote the screenplay with Jason Stone. Kyle Mann produces through his Independent Edge Films while Tajj Media’s Sackman and Farpoint Films’ Kyle Bornais serve as executive producers alongside Scott Leary.
An article in Variety on the latest Independent Edge production.
Katie Cassidy, Tracy Spiridakos and Donal Logue are toplining an untitled thriller from Independent Edge Films, with Michael Greenspan directing and Kyle Mann producing.
Pic, written by Christian Forte, Christopher Dodd and Greenspan, centers on two female college roommates whose lives take an unexpected dark and deadly detour. Filming has started in Victoria, British Columbia.
Mann and Greenspan teamed on “Wrecked.”
Cassidy appeared in “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Monte Carlo” and Spiridakos was in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”
Greenspan and Dodd are repped by Alex Lerner at Kaplan/Perrone and Original Artists. Forte is repped by Bryan Brucks, who’s also exec producing.
Words: Dave McNary
Dave Murray from JoBlo.com just gave Wrecked a glowing 10/10 review
Yet another trapped-actor micro-thriller, this raw-nerved indie opens with shuddering organic close-ups too abstracted for comfort. Director Michael Greenspan eventually inches back to reveal cornea-traumatized Adrien Brody waking in a crushed car, deep in the mountains where there are no roads, his leg pinned under the dashboard and his memory fucked. Corpses surround him, and the days begin to pass. As he might have with Buried and 127 Hours, Rod Serling could’ve winged this baby inside of 24 minutes, but that doesn’t mean Greenspan, in his feature debut, doesn’t have a death grip on the lean scenario’s opportunities for texture and atmosphere: Because it’s so carefully parceled out and so evocatively framed (in widescreen), Wrecked is an absorbing ordeal, perhaps less for its survival narrative than its metaphoric heft. Brody makes for a vivid victim of purgatory (thankfully, Greenspan and scripter/non-senator Christopher Dodd did not make their man a chatterbox—it’s a quiet movie), and the iron-maiden form of the scenario is never less than physically convincing. Slowly and conventionally, memories come flashing back like electroshock and the mysteries are solved. But the experience is still nasty, enabled by a real intimacy with soil and some of the best dog acting since John Carpenter’s The Thing.