Joanne Mitchell (The Outing, pictured above) is set to direct a new psychological horror film called Sybil that centres around a mortician.
According to Deadline, which broke the news, Sybil is being billed as “a twisted tale of a lonely mortician and her macabre quest for the perfect family. The Mortician’s life can be a lonely one. But there are always opportunities for love and revenge.”
Rebecca Calder (The Cursed), James Fleet (The Phantom of the Opera), and Sacharissa Claxton (The Sandman) will star in the film alongside Rupert Proctor, Robyn Rainsford, and Jay Taylor. Dominic Brunt wrote the script, which is based on an original story by Mitchell and Tracey Sheals.
“We have an extraordinarily talented cast and crew to bring the bizarre and macabre world of Sybil to life,” Mitchell said of the film. “I love the psychology behind the horror genre, and Sybil is a story that will make the audience squirm in their seats. I have been wanting to make it for many years”.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)