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Exclusive news and poster: Creature effects veterans open up the “SORORITY OF THE DAMNED”

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | Uncategorized


Artists with decades of experience in the genre are co-directing and creating monsters for the soon-to-film feature.

Roy Knyrim of SOTA FX (pictured left) gave us the heads-up that he and actor Joe Davison (pictured right) will helm SORORITY OF THE DAMNED, a horror/comedy in which Davison will also star. The actor, who appeared in the second season of STRANGER THINGS and wrote the killer-clown gorefest 100 TEARS, plays “a hapless handyman who unwillingly continues the family tradition and reluctantly fights the supernatural, with the help of some sexy sorority girls,” according to the official synopsis.

“Joe and I decided that 90 percent of the film needs to be practical effects,” says Knyrim, who’s been plying that trade since the late ’80s and whose credits range from UNCLE SAM to 2001 MANIACS to SINISTER 2 and TALES OF HALLOWEEN. He’ll oversee all of that work and the monster designs for SORORITY, and “We have Marcel Banks [AMERICAN HORROR STORY, RIDDICK] keying the creature and gore effects.”

“I’m so excited to see all of this come together,” Davison adds. “We have guys like Ken Hall [the effects artist and screenwriter whose career dates back to the original PUPPET MASTER and CRITTERS] sculpting a kick-ass living statue creature.” Felissa Rose will co-star in SORORITY OF THE DAMNED; keep your eyes here for updates.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).