Rising star in the world of horror, Ti West has begun production on his latest film The Sacrament. Shooting in picturesque (and perhaps appropriately Gothic) Savannah, Georgia, the horror/thriller is now in its third week principal photography and has officially announced its cast.
Starring familiars of his previous efforts like Joe Swanberg (V.H.S.), Kentucker Audley (V.H.S.) and AJ Bowen (House of the Devil), this feature also welcomes the likes of Amy Seimetz (Tiny Furniture) and Gene Jones (No Country for Old Men). Unlike cast, however, plot details remain on lock-down, so we’ll remain in suspense until there’s at least some sort of teaser trailer making its way across the internet.
Producing this flick is Worldview Entertainment, with the assistance of the ever-present Eli Roth. The famous protege of Quentin Tarantino (he produced Hostel, after all), is keeping himself close to West; followers of the horror genre will remember that the director of House of the Devil and The Innkeepers got his start directing the sequel to Roth’s breakout hit, Cabin Fever. Now, not only are the duo continuing their connection with The Sacrament, but Roth’s next feature will also be produced by Worldview: the title announced is The Green Inferno, slated for release in 2013.
As for The Sacrament, other info remains thin. But judging from past work, audiences can no doubt expect a subtle, slow-to-build thrill ride that relies heavily on giving you the creeps. In the meantime, check out the interview we did with Ti West back in April. In this FilmMonthly exclusive, writer Calhoun Kersten gets the scoop on shooting The Innkeepers and the director’s off-beat sense of horror humor.