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COLD MOON: Supernatural Thriller Rolls Into Louisiana

Griff Furst
Griff Furst

A series of grisly small town murders erupts into a supernatural revenge tale in Cold Moon, a horror thriller that begins shooting this month in Louisiana. It stars Josh Stewart (Interstellar), three-time Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Robby Kay (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Academy Award nominee Candy Clark (Zodiac), Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction), Rachel Brooke Smith (A Matter of Time), Laura Cayouette (Django Unchained) and introduces Sarah Catherine. Griff Furst (Mask Maker, Swamp Shark) directs from a script he wrote with Jack Snyder, based on the novel Cold Moon Over Babylon by two-time Hugo Award-nominated novelist and screenwriter Michael McDowell (Beetlejuice). Furst produces under his Curmudgeon Films banner. Furst’s brother, Nathan, is composing the music. Pixel Magic is handling FX.

From the writer of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Cold Moon is a chilling tale that takes place in tiny Babylon, Florida, where Evelyn Larkin’s (CANDY CLARK) granddaughter, Margaret (SARAH CATHERINE) is brutally murdered by a mysterious assailant, her body sunk into the black waters of the Styx River – the river where her parents disappeared from their boat ten years earlier. Evelyn is convinced that the murderer is Nathan Redfield (JOSH STEWART), a duplicitous banker, but Nathan, and his wealthy father (CHRISTOPHER LLOYD) own the town, and with secrets of his own, Nathan’s not about to let Sheriff Ted Hale (FRANK WHALEY) find the real killer. Meanwhile, Nathan’s budding romance with the Sheriff’s comely daughter, Belinda (RACHEL BROOKE SMITH), takes a back seat as Nathan begins to see awful specters hell bent on vengeance, ready to dole out nightmarish deaths to everyone responsible for their departure.

Josh Stewart recently provided the voice of CASE the robot in Interstellar. He also had the recurring role of Detective William LaMontagne, Jr. on Criminal Minds.

Christopher Lloyd recently portrayed the recurring character of Professor Hargraves on Granite Flats. He also starred in the action thriller 88.

Rachel Brooke Smith recently starred opposite Shelley Long and Kevin Sorbo in the indie romantic drama A Matter of Time.

Candy Clark received her Oscar nomination for the classic comedy American Graffiti. Her most recent credit was the recurring role of Sandy Jareau on Criminal Minds.

Frank Whaley recently finished the teen comedy The Outskirts, opposite Victoria Justice and Eden Sher. He’s currently shooting Monster Trucks.