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“TERRIFIER 2’s” final girl is heading down “THE WELL”; teaser poster

Thursday, February 16, 2023 | News


The supernatural chiller begins shooting next month.

Italian fright filmmaker Federico Zampaglione (SHADOW, TULPA: DEMON OF DESIRE) is set to begin shooting THE WELL for four weeks beginning March 6, with a haunted house in Sambuci as the key location. Scripted by Zampaglione and Stefano Masi, it stars TERRIFIER 2 heroine Lauren LaVera (pictured above), Claudia Gerini, Italian genre veteran Giovanni Lombardo Radice (a.k.a. John Morghen, of CANNIBAL FEROX, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK, etc.), Linda Zampaglione, Jonathan Dylan King, Lorenzo Renzi, Taylor Zaudtke, Gianluigi Calvani and Yassine Fadel, with Carlo Diamantini on the special effects. According to the official synopsis, LaVera plays “Lisa Gray, a budding art restorer, who travels to a small Italian village to bring a medieval painting back to its former glory. Little does she know she is placing her life in danger from an evil curse and a monster born of myth and brutal pain.”

“Here I am…back on the horror horse!” Zampaglione (pictured below) says. “I deeply love this genre, because it speaks to the human soul, investigates our unknown fears and gets lost in deep darkness whilst clinging to a blade of light. THE WELL pushes at the most extreme emotions, destroying the border between reality and fantasy, good and evil, life and death. You will discover that evil has new depths.”

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).