Fido Director Readies The ThawGoon
Today Dread Central has learned from Fido Director Andrew Currie that his company Anagram pictures are developing a new enviro-horror film. It is a small sub genre of horror that has been around for longer than you would actually think. Long Weekend was one of the first films to address the environment becoming mad at us and striking back. With a remake for Long Weekend in the works and Larry Fessenden's Last Winter they are making a comeback.
In The Thaw, a deadly prehistoric parasite is released when a Woolly Mammoth is discovered in a melting ice cap. Faced with a potentially global epidemic, four ecology students must destroy the parasite before it reaches the rest of civilization. One-by-one they are infected and one-by-one they turn on each other. Soon the survivors are left with only one choice - to make the ultimate sacrifice and burn everything to the ground... including themselves.
Directing the film will be Mark A. Lewis from a script he wrote along with Michael Lewis. Below is a cool looking poster that came from the Anagram Pictures website for the flick. It kind of reminds me of the poster for The Gate.