Amanda Wyss and Lisa Wilcox have both made quite the careers for themselves after leaving Elm Street. More than 30 years after the release of A Nightmare on Elm Street, the ladies are still thriving in and out of the Horror Genre. Most recently Wyss received glowing reviews for her role as Meredith Lane in Thommy Hutson’s The Id, and appeared on the hit series, “Murder in the First”. Wilcox has numerous projects in Post and Pre Production, including The Church and Red Hollow.
But it was a project titled, The Watcher of Park Ave, that caught the attention of Horror fans as it brings the ladies together in one film. The Short takes place in New York City, as a serial killer is on the lose. Director, Ryan Burton tells us more about the project.
“When I started writing, I had no idea that I was going to get two actress’ from Multi Million Dollar franchise involved. It was my first time segueing out of the Web Series circuit so I really did not have much of a reel to offer. I assumed getting a name on board was not going to happen. But of course I tried anyway!”-Burton
As 2016 progressed, he got in touch with Thommy Hutson and before Burton knew it – the ladies joined the project. “I didn’t look at the email for hours, But to my surprise they said yes! It was so surreal working with them. They were both so patient and committed, Bringing their A game to set everyday”, Burton also states.
The actress’ play vastly different characters in the film. Wyss portraying Lt. Samantha Warren, A Hardened Manhattan Detective. Fans of Wilcox will get to see more of her comedic chops as a boozy, brass Party Goer named Gwen Hedren.
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The film is slated for a December 2017 release.