Today we caught wind of a brand new project from horror fav Lucky McKee (May, The Woods) entitled Shiver, which begins production this January in St. Louis, MO. The film is a low budget project adapted from a novel by Brian Harper. Robert Weinbach is writing the screenplay. We were provided with an exclusive look at the long synopsis for the film, which can be found inside. Check it out and watch for more info as soon as it’s available.
Wendy Alden, a young, attractive secretary in a large urban center (St. Louis) lacking in self- confidence and self-esteem becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape.
Obsessed with killing Wendy, Franklin Rood, the killer, penetrates a police cordon set up to guard her by Det. Tony Delgado, the detective investigating the case. Again, she manages to escape, earning not only Rood’s grudging respect, but his twisted sense of love. He later kidnaps her and brings her to his hideout in the in the woods where he subjects her to a horrific ritual of psychological torture. She is finally rescued and Rood is captured after Delgado succeeds in tracking the killer through a series of wily detection techniques.
In a diabolically daring and cunning plan, Rood escapes jail, killing several policemen in the process. Again, determined to kill Wendy and armed to the teeth, he storms into her office building. During a ferocious display of carnage, Rood is finally killed by Wendy who retrieves a slain security guard’s gun and shoots down the monster of her living nightmare. During the course of her odyssey, Wendy starts as a mouse, finally transforming into a lioness…