“Stranger Things” Francesca Real and “Estate” Dagmara Dominczyk are attached to star in a horror drama Surgatof Michael Borowiec & Sam Marine Borowiecthe New York-based writing and directing team behind man underground, which won Best First Feature at the 2016 Fantasia Film Festival, reports Variety.
Josh Ruben (Scare me, werewolves inside) is producing the project with Sean Lyness.
“Currently at the financing stage, Surgat centers on a pregnant young woman, Heather, whose life is thrown into chaos when a demonic spirit is unleashed on her home, possessing her family members one by one and turning them against her.
“Heather is forced to learn how far she will go to save her baby – and herself,” the film’s synopsis explains.
“Rather than simply possessing his victim, Surgat the Demon possesses all others around his target, ultimately forcing them to become the monsters they fear most: their true selves,” Michael Borowiec and Sam Marine explain.
“Equal parts supernatural horror and psychological drama –Hereditary meets Rosemary’s baby – Surgat explores the complex relationships of a family struggling with grief, poverty, addiction and denial, and what happens when long-buried secrets begin to surface,” they add.
Surgat will be presented to potential co-production partners, financiers and commercial agents during the pitch session of the Frontières official selection to be held this Thursday, July 21.