Drew Daywalt (Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things, Death Valley) has signed a deal with producer Eric B. Fleischman of EBF Productions (Ritual) to direct the horror feature The Hurting Man, based on Daywalt’s script. Also attached to the title is indie horror heavy-weight Larry Fessenden (Habit, I Sell the Dead) as Executive Producer.
The Hurting Man follows a police officer who finds his family murdered and must now work to save their souls from a sinister demon haunting his childhood home. “I wrote this script and kept it close to my chest,” says Daywalt, in the press release, “because this one was written from my own worst terrors, both as a parent of small children, and also tapping into my own childhood fears of a hideously costumed boogieman.” Adds Fessenden, “There’s a certain kind of genuinely terrifying old-school-campfire scare that Daywalt gets right in his Fear Factory gems and I can’t wait to see him nail those chills in a long form film.”
Find out more about The Hurting Man, which goes into production this fall, on the film’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/THEHURTINGMAN