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Indie horror stars hold a “BLACK MASS” with serial-killer film

Friday, March 24, 2023 | News


The film is currently rolling on Los Angeles locations, and appears to be based on one of history’s most notorious murderers.

Actor Devanny Pinn, who has over 70 credits in and out of the genre, is making her feature directorial debut on BLACK MASS, scripted by Eric Pereira and her frequent collaborator Brandon Slagle. Sarah Nicklin (pictured), from THE RETALIATORS, NUN OF THAT and many others, has joined the cast that includes Jennifer Wenger, Lew Temple (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS), Jeremy London, Lisa Wilcox (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4 and 5), Andrew Sykes, Kathleen Kinmont (HALLOWEEN 4), Susan Lanier (THE HILLS HAVE EYES), Michelle Romano (SLEEPAWAY SLASHER), Eileen Dietz (THE EXORCIST) and Pinn herself. According to the PR, the film “is inspired by real events in Florida during the winter of 1978 when college girls were being stalked by a serial killer.” Presumably this is inspired by Ted Bundy’s attack on sorority sisters at Florida State University, where one of the surviving victims recalled seeing “a black mass. I couldn’t even see that it was a person.”

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).