Fotocomics Productions, who sent us the first official photos last week, has announced that Charles Bornstein, editor on such horror classics as Haloween and The Fog, has joined the post-production team of Box of Shadows, editing the new horror thriller by director Mauro Borrelli and producers Ed Polgardy and Scott Rudolph.
The film is about a group of college friends who discover a 15th century mechanical coffin that allows them to experience the world as ghosts. The photos feature the movie’s signature coffin and a mechanical reaper who is one of the film’s primary villains.
“We are very pleased with the material we have shot, and having Charles in the editing room will push it to an ever higher level,” said Polgardy.
Bornstein, a 35 year Hollywood veteran, has edited movies in the FRIDAY THE 13TH, HOWLING, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, CRITTERS, and PSYCHO franchises. His experience in the horror genre is a perfect match for Borrelli’s dark thriller about a 15th-century coffin that allows a group of college friends to experience the world as ghosts.
“The story and material for Box of Shadows is edgy, scary, and extremely entertaining,” said Bornstein. “This movie should be a real treat for fans of dark material.”
Bornstein is joined on the post production team by visual effects supervisor Maxim Matthew of Maxim Matthew Creations. Matthew is overseeing the film’s many special effects sequences, including images of ghosts, a mechanical reaper, and a 15th-century supernatural coffin packed with gears and other moving parts.
Matthew, a visual effects producer currently based in Los Angeles and Berlin, has numerous international horror film credits, including HEADHUNTER: THE ASSESSMENT WEEKEND and URBAN SCUMBAGS VS. COUNTRYSIDE ZOMBIES.
“Box of Shadows is a real playground for a visual effects artist,” said Matthew. “Borrelli has an amazing imagination, and bringing his vision to life is a real treat.”
BOX OF SHADOWS is slated for release in Summer of 2010.