Bloody Disgusting has learned that The Last Horror Movie director Julian Richards is back behind the camera for a new indie thriller, Cryptid, which asks, “If it doesn’t exist, why is everyone dying?” Penned by Monica Hilborn (The Guardian, Amphibian), inside you’ll find the full synopsis and sales art. Watch for casting as soon as it comes in.
“Snowy mountains, a creepy forest, and a dying mining town are the setting for this dark, horror-thriller about a failed zoologist named Frankie with a Moby Dick obsession to find the “cryptid” she believes killed her father. Now the once prosperous gold town is shutting down, everyone is being evacuated, and Frankie’s pet theory is dismissed as the raving of a woman suffering from the same delusional paranoia that plagues her mother – that they would rather believe in monsters than accept the fact that the men they love leave them.
The harder Frankie hunts for it, the more dangerous and elusive her creature becomes. Is Frankie avoiding her internal demons by chasing a monster that is more obsessive delusion than reality? But if the cryptid doesn’t exist, then who’s doing all the killing?”