Chris Alexander set to direct Satanic possession thriller Cristina
IndustryWorks Studios has announced that principal photography for the provocative horror film Cristina is set to begin this spring in Vancouver. Chris Alexander, auteur filmmaker and former editor at Fangoria and our own ShockTillYouDrop, has signed on to direct the film.
Cristina is the story of a woman plagued since childhood by a demonic entity summoned by her Satanic father. As she grew so did her demon, raising hell to back a blood libel older than time.
“I’m thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to bring Cristina’s story to life,” says Alexander. “I have long had a special interest featuring strong women leads while taking on projects that explore complex psychological and supernatural states of mind in characters. ‘Cristina’ is a fascinating and terrifying amalgam of classic theological horror films like ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘The Exorcist,’ but armed with a hefty dose of surrealism. It ultimately tells an intimate portrait of a woman pushed to the edge and beyond.”
The film was written by Heather Thompson, a veteran writer whose work in fiction ran parallel to a 20-year-long career as a freelance artists, music and youth culture journalist.
IndustryWorks Studios will produce and are the worldwide distributors of the film. Caterina Scrivano will be presenting the first-look at Cristina at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.
(Photo Credit: Chris Alexander)