Producers Kate Robbins and Suzanne Lyons, whose sexy shocker CANDY STRIPERS debuts on DVD from Sony Pictures June 27, gave Fango the scoop and some photos (see more below) from their new movie SEANCE, currently rolling in California. Mark L. Smith, scripter of Columbia’s upcoming snuff-film chiller VACANCY (starring Luke Wilson and Sarah Jessica Parker), wrote and is directing what the producers describe as “a really scary ghost story.”
- They further tell Fango, “Mark is a first-time director, but because it’s such a terriffic script and Mark is such a hot writer, SEANCE has attracted a great cast in spite of being low-budget. Adrian Paul from the HIGHLANDER television series and the upcoming Highlander film plays our serial-killer ghost. We have also cast A.J. Lamas, son of Lorenzo, who is one of the best young actors we have ever seen, and our lead from CANDY STRIPERS, Tori White, is back with us again.” Also starring are Kandis (FRANKENSTEIN REBORN) Erickson, Joel Geist, Chauntal Lewis and “the most adorable little girl, Bridget Shergalis, playing our ghost child.”
The producers also provided the following synopsis: “Lauren thinks her dorm room is haunted by a little girl. Water turns on, lights flicker, things tumble about on their own. Lauren’s roommates Melina and Alison are sure it’s just Lauren’s imagination, and Alison’s boyfriend Diego is sure too. But Lauren knows they’re wrong. And so does Grant—he lives at the other end of the hall, and he’s seen the little girl too. He’s even done some research, and discovered that the old dorm was once an apartment building, that the little girl who lived in Lauren’s room was named Cara and she fell down the elevator shaft 40 years ago. So during Thanksgiving break, with the dorm empty except for Syd, the security guard, the kids decide to hold a séance. If this little girl exists, Lauren wants to know why she’s bothering them.
“But what Lauren and the others don’t understand is that their seance can’t bring back a ghost that’s already there. But what they do bring back is Spence, the building’s one-time maintenance man and local serial killer, who killed Cara and was executed 30 years ago. But none of them know Spence is there, because he and Cara are both only visible in the dark. In the light, the kids are blind. It’s not until several of the friends have disappeared that the others realize they’ve trapped themselves in an empty dorm with an invisible killer. So they must throw the dorm into total darkness, and discover a way to send Spence back to where he came from before he kills them all.” —Michael Gingold