Two More Join Clive Barker Adaptation Dread


Principal photography officially begins

Hanne Steen joins cast of Clive Barker's DreadCameras have begun rolling in the UK on Dread, the latest story from Clive Barker’s “Books of Blood” being groomed for the big screen.

Joining previously announced cast members Jackson Rathbone (Twilight) and Shaun Evans (Being Julia) are newcomers Hanne Steen (pictured) and Laura Donnelly. They’ll play college students immersed in the study of other people’s fears. As the study progresses, one of the students begins to seek salvation from his obsession by exploiting the terrors of his fellow participants.

Anthony DiBlasi directs Dread from a script he penned. The film marks the second collaboration between the UK’s Matador Pictures and Barker’s Midnight Picture Show.

Produced with Cinema Three, the UK based production and financing vehicle set up by Matador Pictures and boutique finance house Regent Capital, Dread will shoot for five weeks on location in London.

Producers are Midnight Picture Show’s Clive Barker, Jorge Saralegui and Joe Daley (Midnight Meat Train) and Nigel Thomas and Lauri Apelian from leading UK production company Matador Pictures (Outpost).

Essential Entertainment is handling worldwide sales on Dread as well as another Barker adaptation Book of Blood by John Harrison.

Look for a set visit to Dread here on in the future.