The upcoming female-driven horror St. Agatha was recently acquired by Octane Entertainment ahead of the American Film Market. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw 2-4, Repo: The Genetic Opera), the psychological horror tells the story of a con artist whose mistakenly placed her trust in a sinister convent. Starring Sabrina Kern, Carolyn Hennesy, Courtney Halverson, Trin Miller and Seth Michaels, St. Agatha is written by Andy Demetrio, Shaun Fletcher, Sara Sometti Michaels and Clint Sears.
Known for his work in the Saw franchise, Darren Lynn Bousman recently brought fans a fully immersive horror experience in his Tension Experiment project. In what sounds like a commitment that truly blurred the lines between fact and fiction, the Tension Experiment concluded as a psychological Haunted House. This deep dive into a dark world has no doubt influenced his work with films like Abbatoir (2016) and now, St. Agatha.
Set in the 1950s in small-town Georgia, the film centers on a pregnant con woman named Agatha is on the run and seeks refuge in a convent. What first starts out as the perfect place to have a child turns into a dark layer where silence is forced, ghastly secrets are masked, and every bit of will power Agatha has is tested as she learns the sick and twisted truth of the convent and the odd people that lurk inside its halls.
St. Agatha is still in post-production, with no release date currently attached. Fans should expect to see news regarding a theatrical / VOD release for 2018 sooner than later, given how confident Octane Entertainment is in the film. According to Octane’s Jack Campbell, “This is exactly the type of project our clients have been looking for – a female-driven, elevated genre film with pedigree that is well-crafted throughout“. The company’s president went on to say “We’ve seen huge successes in this arena lately, most recently with Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. From the writing to the acting to the directing and execution – St. Agatha is a cut above anything that I’ve seen in a long time.”