Supernatural horror Viktorville has been snapped up by #SinningWorks, the production company’s founder Joston ‘El Rey’ Theney has announced. The film, which may see release under the name The Lingering, is the feature directorial debut of Akil Pugh, and is the first #SinningWorks release not directed by Theney.
“Roni wrote and produced a terrifically suspenseful film and it just felt like the perfect fit under the #SinningWorks banner,” Theney said, referring to writer/producer ShaRhonda ‘Roni’ Brown. “She’s a very talented writer who understands the moments and Sulaiman [Muhammad, executive producer] knows how to put every dollar on the screen. They are a great team – I can’t wait to share what they’ve created and see what else they’ll do.”
There is a malevolent presence in the King residence – one that has taken the lives of 11-year old Alexis King’s mother and her baby brother, and seen her psychotic father take the fall for the murders. On Alexis’ 21st birthday, she receives a sizable inheritance which includes the storied family estate. She relocates to the home, determined to start a new chapter of her life and find herself. But what Alexis finds is the truth about the home’s horrific past and what she has locked away inside her all these years. The malevolent presence that destroyed her family has found its way home to… Viktorville.
Viktorville stars Andrea Ciliberti (The Last Man(s) on Earth), Denise Garcia of the soon-to-be-released Pet, and former Power Ranger Najee De-Tiege.