Details are slipping out regarding Deadly Dance Mom, a new horror film from Paul Lynch. The prolific director burst onto the horror scene in 1980 with the Jamie Lee Curtis-starring Prom Night, an important film in the then-burgeoning slasher sub-genre which would dominate horror until the mid-‘80s. Lynch followed this up with 1982’s demented creature/slasher flick Humongous, and continued to dabble in the horror genre directing episodes of The Twilight Zone and Poltergeist: The Legacy for TV.
It’s high-time Lynch made a horror feature again however, and the director’s latest sees him doing just that. Indie horror-thriller Deadly Dance Mom, a joint-venture between Factory Film Studio and 9 Light Entertainment, begins shooting next month in Toronto, THR are reporting. While plot details remain under wraps, we do know that the film stars Beverley Mitchell (Saw 2, The Crow: City of Angels) and Christina Cox (The Chronicles of Riddick, TV’s Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments) in the lead roles. Mitchell reportedly plays Beth, “a warm-hearted, widowed mother raising her only daughter, Melanie.”
The film is produced by Pasha Patriki and Michael Patrick Lilly.