There needs to be more mythological modernization in contemporary horror cinema. Drag Me to Hell attempted this, preferring to utilize the name Lamia, originally a Libyan queen who devoured her children and eventually became synonymous with a succubus, to describe a goat-like creature that dragged people to Hell (natch). This bastardization of a Greek mythological character hit close to home, so when I heard that another mythological creature, the satyr, was going to be making an appearance in an upcoming horror flick, I was quite intrigued.

Dark Hollow, based upon the horror novel by author Brian Keene, is set to begin production later this year and judging by the concept art and synopsis brought to our attention by Dread Central, it sounds like one Hell of a snazzy film.

"After two miscarriages, writer Adam Shay's marriage is on the rocks. On a walk through local woods rumored to be haunted, Adam come across a strange sight: a statue of a half-man, half-goat creature, a satyr from ancient legends, that comes to life before his eyes.

Soon, all the women in town begin disappearing, summoned to the woods by the satyr's hypnotic piping. When Adam gathers the menfolk to hunt down the satyr and save the women, what they uncover is an unholy evil bent on protecting itself and spreading its seed..."

categories Movies, Horror