The Shrine Officially Announced


The latest from the Jack Brooks team

Although we’ve been ahead of the curve on The Shrine, with reports here and here, we’re posting the official press release for the latest picture from the gang behind Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer.

Brookstreet Pictures Corp is pleased to announce that principal photography will begin on The Shrine, about a group of young journalists who investigate a cult said to practice human sacrifice – but their ambitious ways may lead them to becoming the cult’s next victims. The Shrine is the second feature film by Brookstreet Pictures Corp – the same people who created the cult hit Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer.

After a young American backpacker goes missing in Europe, three journalists link his disappearance to a remote Polish village called Alvaina. Upon further investigation, the journalists discover that Alvaina has a history of bizarre cult activity revolving around human sacrifice. Hell bent on discovering the truth, they travel to the small village, but quickly find themselves pursued by a mysterious group set on killing them. Forced into the gruesome reality of true survival horror, the journalists soon discover that Alvaina hides a much darker secret than they could ever imagine.

The Shrine stars Aaron Ashmore (“The Thaw,” “Smallville,” “Veronica Mars,” “The Stone Angel,”) Trevor Matthews (“Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer,” “Moment of Truth,” “Still Life,” “Teen Massacre,”) and Cindy Sampson (“The Factory,” “High Plains Invaders,” “Durham County.”). More cast members to be announced soon.

Toronto plays Poland while The Shrine shoots in studio and on location from August 10th – September 11th.

Jon Knautz returns as director for his second feature with Brookstreet Pictures, following Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer. He also co-writes with Brendan Moore. Trevor Matthews serves as executive producer with J. Michael Dawson producing. Director of photography James Griffith, production designer Craig Harris, special FX make-up David Scott, and costume designer Laura Montgomery complete the creative team.

Source: Brookstreet Pictures