Eric Red was one of the hottest horror voices of the late ’80s, penning both The Hitcher and Near Dark, which were released just one year apart. Red went on to write/direct the 1996 werewolf film Bad Moon and 2008’s 100 Feet, and he’s next headed back to the director’s chair for an adaptation of his own White Knuckle!
Red will write and direct a film based on the novel, published in 2015.
In White Knuckle, which certainly reminds of The Hitcher…
“There’s a killer on the road… He’s a big rig truck driver who goes by the CB handle White Knuckle, and he’s Jack the Ripper on eighteen wheels. For thirty years he has murdered hundreds of women in unimaginable ways, imprisoning them in a secret compartment in his truck, abducting them in one state and dumping their dead bodies across the country.
Dedicated FBI agent Sharon Ormsby is on a mission to hunt down and stop White Knuckle. She goes undercover as a truck driver with a helpful long hauler named Rudy in a cross-country pursuit that will ultimately bring her face-to-face with White Knuckle in a pedal-to-the-metal, high-octane climax on a highway to Hell.”
The film will be produced by Horror Equity Fund.