“Hemlock Grove’s” Kaniehtiio Horn will topline Mohawk, an horror-actioner that’s now filming in upstate New York.
Ted Geoghegan, who took the horror scene by storm with his We Are Still Here, is directing.
“After one of her tribe sets an American soldiers’ camp ablaze, a young female Mohawk finds herself pursued by a ruthless band of renegades bent on revenge. Fleeing deep into the woods, Mohawk youths Oak and Calvin confront the bloodthirsty Colonel Holt and his soldiers. As the Americans seem to close in from all sides, the trio must summon every resource both real and supernatural as the brutal attack escalates.”
Mohawk reteams Geoghegan with co-screenwriter Grady Hendrix, author of “Horrorstör,” as well as producers Greg Newman and Travis Stevens.
Other cast in the film will include WWE Superstar Jon Huber (aka Luke Harper) and an elite line up of genre names including: Justin Rain (SyFy’s “Defiance,” Twilight: Eclipse), Noah Segan (Looper, Starry Eyes, The Mind’s Eye), Ian Colleti (AMC’s “Preacher”), Robert Longstreet, Sheri Foster, Ezra Buzzington (The Hills Have Eyes, Crossbones) and many others.
We Are Still Here, Geoghegan’s directing debut, was a wintry haunted house tale that premiered to rave reviews at SXSW 2015 and was released by MPI domestically through its genre division, Dark Sky Films. It quickly hit No. 1 on iTunes Horror.
Dark Sky Films has seen success over the past year with such acclaimed productions as We Are Still Here, Deathgasm and Southbound.