Select Page

Neon rolls new untitled horror film from director Bishal Dutta and “GET OUT” producers

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | News


It’s a combination of folklore and the filmmaker’s own experience.

Neon, the company behind PARASITE, THE LODGE, POSSESSOR, IN THE EARTH, TITANE and the forthcoming next features by both David and Brandon Cronenberg, has just begun production in Vancouver on an untitled fright feature, in partnership with Brightlight Pictures and QC Entertainment, the latter of which also backed Jordan Peele’s GET OUT. Directed by feature first-timer Bishal Dutta, it stars FRESH OFF THE BOAT’s Megan Suri (pictured), Neeru Bajwa, Vik Sahay and Betty Gabriel from GET OUT and UPGRADE. A plot synopsis has not been revealed, though the PR notes, “The story is based partially on Indian legend, partially on a personal family story from Dutta’s grandfather, and partially on the filmmaker’s experience being born in India and then moving to and being raised in America.” Neon will handle U.S. distribution of the movie. Dutta previously made the highly regarded horror short INFERNO, which won him a gig helming an untitled horror feature for James Wan’s Atomic Monster company and New Line.

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).