Shout! Factory is moving into producing its own content beginning with a horror thriller titled Fender Bender, reports Variety.
The film is described as a throwback to the horror films of the 1980s — a time when homicidal maniacs like Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees routinely terrorized hapless teens.
“Over the last few years we’ve built up credibility with these fans,” said Jordan Fields, the company’s head of acquisitions. “We know this audience. We know where they live and what they love.”
Shout! Factory will develop, finance and executive produce the film and plans to go into production this year in New Mexico.
Casting is currently underway and the picture will be written and directed by Mark Pavia (The Night Flier).
Nadia Redler (Fear X) and Brainstorm Media’s Meyer Shwarzstein will also executive produce the film with Shout! Factory. Carl W. Lucas (The Signal) and Joshua Bunting (The Blackout) of EchoWolf Productions will be producers, with Fields and Shout’s Gus Krieger serving as co-producers.