Have you heard the tale of Stumpy Sam, boys and girls? If you happened to catch Jerome Sable's short film The Legend Of Beaver Dam on its extensive festival run - it was an official selection in Toronto, Berlin, Sundance and a host of others - then you would have. The blood soaked rock musical was a bona fide sensation and Sable, along with songwriting partner Eli Batalion, have got a heaping dose more where that came from.
How so? Well, Sable has just signed up Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf to appear in his soon-to-shoot feature debut Stage Fright. And, yes, it is once again a horror musical. Deadline pitches it like this:
Stage Fright tells the story of a snobby musical theater camp
terrorized by a blood-thirsty masked killer who despises musical
theatre. Driver plays Kylie Swanson, the enigmatic and haunted star of
the Broadway stage, and mother of siblings Camilla (Allie MacDonald) and Buddy
(Douglas Smith) who find themselves at the center of the unfolding horror at
the camp. Meat Loaf plays Roger McCall, the fallen-from-grace Broadway
producer turned camp director.
You want a taste of what's coming? Check out a somewhat sanitized version of Beaver Dam below. Yes, someone dropped out the swearing, but you'll get the point.