Excited to announce I’ve signed on to direct a documentary adaption of Caelum Vatnsdal’s seminal book on #Canadian #Horror history, THEY CAME FROM WITHIN! Producing with @AviFedergreen and My Bloody Valentine director George Mihalka (team will grow). https://t.co/Si6JDLffCe
— Justin McConnell (@UnstableGround) March 3, 2021
A director has been signed for the project based on Caelum Vatnsdal’s seminal book.
RUE MORGUE got the first word that Justin McConnell, who helmed LIFECHANGER (review) and the independent filmmaking documentary CLAPBOARD JUNGLE (review), will adapt Vatnsdal’s THEY CAME FROM WITHIN into a feature. The book is an exhaustive study of Canadian horror cinema from its early days through modern times, covering the work of David Cronenberg, William Fruet (THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE), Bob Clark (BLACK CHRISTMAS), MY BLOODY VALENTINE’s George Mihalka (who serves as consulting producer on this project) and many others. The doc will be produced by McConnell’s Unstable Ground and Avi Federgreen’s Federgreen Entertainment; production will begin later this year, following the completion of CLAPBOARD JUNGLE’s eight-episode companion series.