I hope you’re sitting down for this announcement…
M3 Creative, the film studio and network marketing company that also produced Don Coscarelli’s indie cult classic John Dies at the End, along with Midnight Alliance, are now in production Applecart, Bloody Disgusting learned exclusively.
Conceived and directed by first-time feature director Brad Baruh, Applecart is told in a dual storyline exploring two very different perspectives about a family’s murderous encounter in the woods.
We are excited to exclusively share the above first shot of genre fav Brea Grant (Rob Zombie’s Halloween and H2, “Dexter,” “Heroes”) in a moment that echoes Shelley Duvall’s very famous scene in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.
Grant is just the tip of the iceberg as Applecart also stars 80’s horror icon Barbara Crampton, who starred in From Beyond and Re-Animator before popping back up in modern horror films such as Adam Wingard’s You’re Next and We Are Still Here.
Also starring is AJ Bowen – who broke out in David Bruckner’s festival smash The Signal before toplining A Horrible Way to Die (which I produced), You’re Next, as well as Ti West’s House of the Devil and The Sacrament – with Sophie Dalah (Satanic Unbroken), Elise Luthman and Joshua Hoffman.
Utilizing both a documentary-style news format and a classic, cinematic narrative, the film is said to explore genre themes with a new twist on structure.
Andy Meyers and Baruh are producing the film, with Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, John Dies At the End, Bubba Ho-Tep) serving as executive producer.
Principal photography is now underway in Lake Tahoe and Los Angeles.