We hadn’t heard much in a while about the graphic serial-killer chiller THREADING OVER DARK, but a new website for the movie has been set up here; right now there’s just an opening page, but Stechman says the site should go fully live next week.
THREADING, which Stechman also scripted, is about a nurse who is sexually assaulted and then stalked by a murderer who targets rape victims. The filmmaker’s original shooting plans were cut short when he was hit by a drunk driver and required three reconstructive surgeries; he now plans to lens the movie this fall. In the meantime, the screenplay won a rave from Sacramento Bee writer Carla Meyer, who called it “one of the heaviest scripts I have read in my 20- plus years as a writer… The story, told in flashbacks and flashforwards, is expertly crafted and taut and detective scenes (which are an unfortunate standard in horror films today) are almost nil. Stechman prefers to deal with his characters alone, and for this reason, has something very special on his hands. The very brutality of the film is definitely questionable and is an example of Stechman’s tortured psyche and manifest. The bloodletting in this film is not done in glee (such as the case with Rob Zombie’s THE DEVIL’S REJECTS) but with the utmost seriousness rarely seen in a modern horror film.”