Toronto Spotlight: 'The Girl in the Photographs'

[TIFF Spotlight] Wes Craven Exec Produces ‘The Girl in the Photographs’

The Girl in the Photographs

Joining TIFF’s Midnight Madness lineup this September is The Girl in the Photographs, Nick Simon’s horror that will hold its World Premiere in front of thousands of screaming fans.

Wes Craven executive produces the film that will be lensed by the veteran cinematographer Dean Cundey (Back to the Future, Jurassic Park), which marks his return to horror after lensing the original Halloween films.

starring Kal Penn, best known as Kumar in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, we also have the lengthy synopsis:

“Colleen’s life isn’t going anywhere. The small town natural beauty is bored with her dead end job at a grocery store and is ready to distance herself from her abusive boyfriend. In the midst of her turmoil, a pair of deranged serial killers begins leaving her photos of their mutilated victims. Her chance to escape comes in the form of Peter Hemmings (Penn), a hipster celebrity photographer who has traveled back to his hometown of Spearfish, South Dakota with a pack of models, intent on copying the killers’ intense and unapologetic artistry and use it for an important ad campaign. When he learns Colleen is their muse, Peter resolves to make her his own and use her as the centerpiece of a photo campaign in Los Angeles. But before Colleen can leave her old life behind, she must contend with the desires of her murderous stalkers who have chosen her last night in town to execute their most provocative work to date.”

Here’s the first hi-res still from The Girl in the Photographs.

The 40th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10 to 20, 2015.

The Girl in the Photographs

  • brewers_rule

    This just sounds too bizarre for my taste. Serial killers just randomly pick someone out to send photos of their deeds to? And a guy wanting to use them in some ad campaign? A lot going on in this one.

  • Sounds unique. I don’t think I’ve said that about a film in a while. I’m definitely intrigued.