We’ve been breaking all the news here on B-D regarding Warner Raw Feed’s Rest Stop II, which begins lensing here in Los Angeles this month. Today we scored a look at the entire cast listing, which can be found inside. In this sequel/prequel we’ll get a little more history about our mysterious drive.
Directed by Shawn Papazian (Horror High), written by John Shiban, produced by John Shiban (Rest Stop, “Supernatural”), Tony Krantz (Otis, “24″) and Daniel Myrick (Believers, The Blair Witch Project). Featuring Richard Tillman (Descendants of Eden), Jessie Ward (“Wicked, Wicked Games”), Graham Norris (The Jane Austen Book Club, The Black Dahlia), Brionne Davis (Holiday’s with Heather), and Steve Railsback (King of the Lost World), with Joey Mendicino reprising his role of “Jess” from the first film.
One year after running away from home, Nicole (Julie Mond) and Jesse (Joey Mendicino) are still missing. When Jesse’s brother, Tom (Richard Tillman), returns home from active duty, he sets out with his friends Marilyn (Jessie Ward) and Jared (Graham Norris) to locate the lost couple. Their search leads them to the stretch of old highway with a mysterious Rest Stop, where they find themselves in the same predicament as Nicole and Jesse: confronting the madman (Brionne Davis) driving the menacing yellow truck. As their search continues, a run-in with the ubiquitous Winnebago Family leads Marilyn and Jared to ghostly encounters with Nicole. Meanwhile, Tom is kidnapped and tortured by the psycho, but upon his escape he uses the arsenal at his disposal to take his revenge. But bullets alone may not be enough to stop this sociopath bent on death and dismemberment.
Director of photography Jas Shelton (Walking Tall 2), production designer Frank Bollinger (Otis, American East), make-up artist Myke Michaels (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull).