Shelley Duvall (The Shining) is returning to the world of horror! Deadline reports that she’s joined the cast of The Forest Hills, marking her first movie appearance in 20 years.
Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgement Day), Dee Wallace (The Howling), and Chiko Mendez will also star in the indie horror film, which follows Rico (Mendez), a man who is tormented by nightmarish visions after enduring head trauma while hiking in the Catskills.
According to Deadline, “Duvall will play the mother of the mentally and emotionally disturbed Rico, who serves as his inner voice.” Meanwhile, Furlong’s character, Billy, will influence Rico to believe that he can transform into a werewolf.
“We are huge fans of The Shining,” writer, director, and producer Scott Goldberg told Deadline, “and it’s honestly one of my favorite horror movies of all time, up there with John Carpenter’s Halloween and George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead with the dark tones they delivered in their movies, along with perfect scores and elements that make them my personal favorites. Shelley contributed to The Shining being an absolute masterpiece by giving her all, and performing in a way that really showcased the fear and horror of a mother in isolation.”
The Forest Hills will be Duvall’s first film since 2002’s Manna from Heaven. The actress announced her retirement later that year.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)