By now, SCREAM readers are anything but strangers to Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment; the powerhouse team behind horror indie hits ranging from ‘Let Her Out’, ‘Bed of the Dead’, ‘Bite’ right through to last year’s Chad Archibald-helmed ‘The Heretics’.
Never ones to stop for a breather, the team are already hard at work on their latest, and most ambitious, project to date: ‘I’ll Take Your Dead’, with the film having just begun principle photography in Orillia, Ontario.
Following the success of his previous two features, director\producer Chad Archibald returns with his regular writer partner, Jayme LaForest this time blending a crime thriller with paranormal elements. The film follows William (Aidan Devine) who has a simple job: He makes dead bodies disappear. This isn’t something he likes to, or even wants to do but, through circumstances out of his control, his little farm house in the country has become a dumping ground for the casualties of the gang related murders in the nearby city. His daughter Gloria (Ava Preston) has become used to rough looking men dropping off corpses and is even convinced that some of them are haunting their house. After a woman’s body, is dumped at the house, William begins his meticulous process when he realizes, she’s not actually dead. As the gang activity increases, William patches the woman up and holds her against her will until he can figure out what to do with her. As they begin to develop a very unusual respect for each other, the woman’s murderers get word that she’s still alive and make plan to go finish what they started.
‘I’ll Take Your Dead’ also comes brimming with top tier talent in front of the camers in the form of Aidan Devine (‘Suicide Squad’, ‘WolfCop’), Ava Preston (TV’s “Odd Squad”, ‘Blood Honey’), Jess Salguerio (TV’s “Workin’ Mom” & “The Strain”), Brandon McKnight (‘The Shape of Water’), Michael Reventar (‘Kidnap Capital’ & TV’s “Impulse”) and Ari Millen (‘Rupture’ and TV’s “Orphan Black”).
The film is produced by Cody Calahan, Chad Archibald, and Christopher Giroux, with cinematography from Jeff Maher and special effects by the award-winning Shaun Hunter of Hunter FX.
Here at SCREAM, we’re always anxious to see what the Black Fawn Films family comes up with and we look forward to being able to bring you more details as soon as humanly possible. Keep watching this space…