Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires Elle Callahan's Head Count
Well consider my intrigued by this announcement. Anytime you connect The Thing with It Follows, you got my attention.
Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today they have acquired North American rights to Elle Callahan’s horror film Head Count. The film stars Isaac W. Jay, Ashleigh Morghan, Bevin Bru, Billy Meade, Hunter Peterson, Chelcie May, Tory Freeth, Michael Herman, Amaka Obiechie, Sam Marra, and Cooper Rowe. Head Count premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and won the Nightfall Award. The film will be released in theatres and on digital June 14.
Newcomer Evan joins a group of teens on a getaway in Joshua Tree. While exchanging ghost stories around the campfire, Evan reads aloud a mysterious chant from an internet site. From that moment, someone--or something--is among them. As unsettling, inexplicable events become more frequent, Evan realizes this summoned shape-shifting creature is targeting them to fulfill a deadly ritual.
Head Count was directed by Elle Callahan and written by Michael Nader. The film was produced by Sam Sandweiss & Brandon Somerhalder; and executive produced by Hunter Peterson, Haoliang Harvey Zhang, Elle Callahan, Eric B. Fleischman, and Lauri Apelian.
“We were struck by the unique use of popular horror influences like THE THING and IT FOLLOWS, melded with classic urban legends such as Bloody Mary. Elle Callahan has showed herself to be a smart new voice in the horror space and we are excited to help bring it to audiences,” says Miles Fineburg of Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Hopefully I’ll be able to secure a screener and let you know my thoughts. In the meantime, here’s a stylishly dark screenshot they provided.