All of my rationale and mental faculties tell me that I shouldn't be into this, but I just can't help it. They say: "back away... Slowly!" But I'm not listening. Variety has just shared the cast list for the upcoming horror film, Animals. A scary movie, I must add, that is based on a novel by Craig Spector, that he adapted himself. Who? He hasn't had too much work in film (he has a big pulpy horror novel career), but his one feature is A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child. It's the installment that got me into the series since it was on weekend television all the time in the early 90's. It's also the movie that holds one of my favorite death scenes -- death by Freddy-bike.

So, he's written up this little screenplay for Highlander:Endgame* director Doug Aarniokoski to direct, and these are the people who will star in it: the guy who already has experience as an AnimalMark Blucas, Nicki Aycox (Jeepers Creepers II), Susan Sarandon's kid and Saved! scene stealer -- Eva Amurri, Andy Comeau (8 Heads in a Duffel Bag) and testicle-collector Naveen Andrews. The movie is about: "blue-collar man in a dying factory town whose life is jolted after becoming involved in a romantic triangle amid a spate of uncontrolled violence." How's that for specifics? Luckily, it comes from a book, so here is some more info -- it's a metaphorical werewolf story: "Syd was just another lonely working-class guy singing the steel-town blues. Then he met Nora. She's sensual, Erotic, Amoral. A creature of the night. And she's luring Syd across the line that few can cross -- and fewer survive: the line that separates man from beast." Oh, how terribly wonderful. I imagine that Blucas is Syd, and hopefully channeling more of the Prey for Rock & Roll mojo, than the lame Initiative lap-dog style, and I would hope that Amurri is Nora, but the role has probably gone to Aycox. Either way, they've ensnared me against my better judgment.

*Thanks to Victoria for catching that this isn't the director's first feature, as Variety reported. He directed Highlander: Endgame in 2000.
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