Zachary Quinto’s production company, Before The Door Pictures, partnered with Sunchaser Entertainment and German producer Christian Arnold-Beutel (The Ledge) to produce the elevated horror feature Banshee Chapter, which stars Katia Winder (Showtime’s “Dexter”), Michael McMillian (HBO’s “True Blood”) and Ted Levin (Silence of the Lambs).
Interactive and transmedia director Blair Erickson wrote and directed the film that has now been picked up for U.S. distribution by XLrator Media for release on VOD this December and in theaters January 2014. Xlrator is getting an early start with hypoe by already debuting the film’s trailer and poster.
“Banshee centers on a young, female journalist (Winter) who follows the mysterious trail of a missing friend (McMillian) that had been experimenting with mind-altering chemicals developed in secret government drug tests. Levine plays the role of a rogue counter-culture novelist with a penchant for substance abuse and firearms who leads the journalist into the mystery of dangerous chemical research. A fast-paced blend of fact and fiction, the film is based on real documents, actual test subject testimony, and uncovered secrets about covert programs run by the CIA.“