Actress and Playboy model Rachel (TRAPPED ASHES) Veltri gave Fango the lowdown on the horror flick PRAY FOR MORNING, which she wrapped earlier this year. Written and directed by debut filmmaker Cartney Wearn and produced by Norm Novitsky for BluNile Films, the movie casts Veltri as “Bunny, the sexy high-school vixen who oozes sexuality yet who is very smart. She knows how to use what she’s got with the boys.”
Starring Jessica (HILLS HAVE EYES 2) Stroup, Robert F. (NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW) Lions, Dennis Flanagan, Ashlee Turner, Brandon Novitsky, Kip Martin, Jonathon Trent, Jackson Rathbone and genre fave Udo Kier (whom Veltri describes as a “very nice, friendly guy”), PRAY FOR MORNING “was shot right here in [downtown] Los Angeles at the Park Plaza and Linda Vista hotels,” Veltri says. “We filmed for about a month.”
Digging further, the film’s official site provides production stills and reveals of the plot: “In 1984, five high-school students were murdered after breaking into the long-abandoned hotel for a weekend of partying and frightened amusement. The murders remained unsolved after an exhaustive search yielded no clue to the killer, while a police-employed psychic insisted the killer remained in the hotel. Now, another group of students dare to enter the abandoned resort for a one-night ‘Tour of Fear’ to visit each of the five rooms in which the murders occurred.”
With the director having led the cast to believe that the severed prop hands utilized during production were the real deal (i.e. taken from cadavers), Veltri says of the FX work on display, courtesy of Edie Stanley, “The movie is pretty gruesome and gory. I was covered in fake blood for an entire day of shooting.” As for Wearn, who employed cinematographer Patrice Lucien Cochet to frame the impressive architecture on hand, “He was a really great director,” the actress raves. “He told us exactly what he wanted from the actors and was very good with giving us direction. I was shocked that this was his debut.”
While a release date is not yet set, visit the film’s site linked above for a look at the trailer, additional production stills, news and more.