Series creator Mick Garris has informed FANGORIA that Fairuza (THE CRAFT) Balk has been added to the cast of director Larry (IT’S ALIVE) Cohen’s MASTERS OF HORROR segment PICK ME UP, currently shooting in Vancouver. She joins genre veteran and frequent Cohen collaborator Michael Moriarty.
In the teleplay by THE CROW’s David J. Schow (based on his short story), Balk plays Stacia, a young woman caught in a competition between two battling serial killers named Wheeler and Walker. Balk has also appeared in the films AMERICAN HISTORY X, THE WATERBOY and THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOU’RE DEAD, as well as Crispin Glover’s bizarre WHAT IS IT? and the ill-fated ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU remake.
MASTERS OF HORROR (see the official site here) begins airing on Showtime October 28. Check out FANGORIA’s first set report in issue #248, on sale in October.