Hail Satan! A new horror-comedy by the name of Satanic Panic is officially in the works after it was announced that Chelsea Stardust will be directing the feature-length film. The script for the film was penned by Grady Hendrix, with help from Ted Geoghegan. According to a post on Twitter, Geoghegan had initially intended to direct, but instead the two ended up collaborating on Mohawk.
Here’s the synopsis of Satanic Panic, as reported by Deadline:
A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight for her life — and her tips — when her last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice.
Grady Hendrix is also the author of such books as Paperbacks From Hell, My Best Friend’s Exorcist and Horrorstör—a novel about haunted Ikea furniture. In September, he will be publishing We Sold Our Souls, a heavy metal re-imagining of the Faust tale.
Chelsea Stardust is no stranger to the world of horror. She has been a long time assistant to Jason Blum, helping him with the first two Purge films and Insidious: Chapter 2 and Chapter 3, to name a few. She then went on to direct shorts for Crypt TV and has recently wrapped production for her feature directorial debut All That We Destroy.
Satanic Panic will be produced under the Fangoria Presents banner. Back in February, entertainment company Cinestate announced that it will be resurrecting the quarterly magazine dedicated to horror and genre film. Founded in 1979, Fangoria was popular among horror fans during the 80s and 90s, but struggled to survive in the past decade due to low ad revenue. With the acquiring of its rights, Cinestate intends to bring back the magazine at full force, but also wants Fangoria to produce movies and podcasts. The first film to be released under the Fangoria name was Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.
Satanic Panic is currently in its casting phase, with principal photography set to begin in October. Are you excited for some pizza with a side of satanism? Share your thoughts on Satanic Panic in the comments below, and over in our Facebook Group!