Three teaser photos have been released for Staci Layne Wilson's The Second Age of Aquarius. Continue reading for news on the cast and crew as well as production details for the film. Also in today's Horror Highlights: a new poster for Marfa (starring Tony Todd) and an excerpt from Camilla Bruce's upcoming novel You Let Me In.
The Second Age of Aquarius Photos and Details: From Staci Layne Wilson - "Just dropping in to let your readers have a first look at my newest film, The Second Age of Aquarius. We did a test shoot for a teaser and the pics are just too much fun to keep to myself.
I co-wrote The Second Age of Aquarius with Darren Gordon Smith of Repo! The Genetic Opera fame and we have John Gulager (Feast 1 and 2, Piranha 3DD, and Children of the Corn: Runaway) as our DP. Richard Trejo (Holidays of Horror) is our sound guy (and his role in the film too, as Julio del Toro: angry computer nerd).
Imagine, if you will, Weird Science meets The Odd Couple meets Oliver Stone’s The Doors. That basically sums up The Second Age of Aquarius. When a young computer programmer magically brings her favorite departed rock n roll poet Russell Aquarius back to life, he’s everything she dreamed… at first. Russell was an early member of “the 27 Club” but you can’t keep a good rock star down!
Brooke Lewis Bellas (iMurders, Kinky Killers, Psycho Therapy), will play Tawny Stevens, a rocker mom who lives in New Jersey and is “stuck in the 80s” as evidenced by her big hair, loud clothing, and love of bands like Poison, Def Leppard, and Whitesnake. “When Staci described Tawny to me, I knew in my heart, I had to jump into this role! Tawny is the perfect character actor part for me at this point in my career and I have been dying to step into a Mom role. Now, I get to play a Jersey 80s Rocker Mom and me am so grateful! In true Staci fashion, the supporting cast is comedic and colorful!”- Brooke Lewis Bellas
I’ve worked with Brooke on many other projects, including Psycho Therapy, which has won over 30 awards on the festival circuit. We also teamed up in the past on the comedy/horror web-series she created, Ms. Vampy’s Love Bites. Brooke recently came on as an Executive Producer for The Second Age of Aquarius because, “Honestly, I am a fan! Although I am blessed to call this team longtime friends, I would never invest in, nor produce a project I do not believe in! Staci and Darren had been developing this screenplay for some time and sharing their passion for this project. Staci is one of the most gifted writers I know, I have been in awe of Darren and his writing and music, since Repo! The Genetic Opera and I had been wanting to work with the talented John Gulager and Diane Ayala Goldner for years. All it took was Staci sending me this unique, inventive, imaginative script, and I was hooked! I follow my instincts with projects, and I feel this is another truly special indie gem and if I can help bring it to fruition in some way, I feel blessed to be a part of this!”- Brooke Lewis Bellas
The Second Age of Aquarius stars Christina Jacqueline Calph (8 Days to Hell) as Alberta Stevens and Michael Ursu (If She Screams) as Russell Aquarius. We’ve also got Diane Ayala Goldner (The Collector) and Martin Olson (Halloween Dance) in the cast.
The Second Age of Aquarius will be filmed in Los Angeles commencing in mid-December. Our fingers are crossed for a 2020 release—I can’t wait to share this passion project with everyone who’s been so helpful throughout my career in the film community."
New Marfa Poster and Images: "The synopsis of writer-director Andy Stapp's Marfa reads as follows: Four lifelong friends decide to veer off the road and venture into a small West Texas town known as Marfa. The cast includes Tony Toddy (Candyman, Final Destination 5) , Stelio Savante (Running For Grace, The Cleaning Lady), Tracy Perez (East Los High, Charlie Says), Richard Riehle (The Man From Earth, Casino), Neil Sandilands (The Flash, Hap and Leonard), Brittany Jo Alvarado, Kyle Colton, Marcus Jahn, Kimberley Christann Pember, Lisa Roumain (Westworld, Avatar), Scot Scurlock, and Sasha Thurston. Stapp is making his directorial debut from his own script and is also executive producing. Producers are Stelio Savante and Starla Christian."
Read an Excerpt from Camilla Bruce's You Let Me In: The folks at Tor Books have given us an excerpt from Camilla Bruce's novel, titled You Let Me In. Our readers can take a look at that excerpt by clicking the cover art below before the book's release on March 3rd, 2020.
"About the Author
Camilla Bruce is a Norwegian writer who has published several short stories and novellas, including an inclusion in the "Interfictions 2" anthology (Small Beer Press/Interstitial Arts Foundation) in 2009. She also works as an editor at micro-press Belladonna Publishing (belladonnapublishing.com). This is her debut novel.
About YOU LET ME IN
Cassandra Tipp is dead...or is she?
After all, the notorious recluse and eccentric bestselling novelist has always been prone to flights of fancy--everyone in town remembers the shocking events leading up to Cassie's infamous trial (she may have been acquitted, but the insanity defense only stretches so far).
Cassandra Tipp has left behind no body--just her massive fortune, and one final manuscript.
Then again, there are enough bodies in her past--her husband Tommy Tipp, whose mysterious disembowlment has never been solved, and a few years later, the shocking murder-suicide of her father and brother.
Cassandra Tipp will tell you a story--but it will come with a terrible price. What really happened, out there in the woods--and who has Cassie been protecting all along? Read on, if you dare..."
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