Melissa Barrera continues to be a name on the lips of the horror sphere this week, however, this time for a much more positive reason.
Following the announcement that it will premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival, Barerra’s latest vehicle Your Monster has released a series of first look images.
Written and directed by first-time feature maker Caroline Lindy, the story is described as “female-driven” and “powerful. Not just a straight-forward horror tale, Your Monster seeks to weave elements of romance and fantasy.
Your Monster will see Barrera star as aspiring actress Laura Franco, whose life is thrown into turmoil following a traumatic break-up and a cancer diagnosis. However, the young woman finds new confidence and an all-new will to live after she makes friends with the monster living in her closet.
Joining Melissa Barrera are actors Tommy Dewey, Edmund Donovan, and Kayla Foster, all up and coming actors and ones to look out for in the future.
This will be Barrera’s first project following her firing from the upcoming seventh Scream instalment. In a series of events that upended the horror world, Barrera was dropped from the lead role of Sam Carpenter following social media comments on the current Middle East conflict. The project now faces a “complete creative reboot” without Barrera and her co-star Jenna Ortega.
However, an outpouring of support remains for Barrera, and the actress looks set to continue shining her scream queen crown with Your Monster and the upcoming The One with Nicholas Hoult.