Official stills are currently making the rounds for independent horror filmmaker Chad Ferrin (Parasites, The Ghouls, Someone’s Knocking at the Door) whose eighth and latest film The Deep Ones, is set for a 2020 release.
The film is described as a Lovecraftian take on Rosemary’s Baby, and centers on a married couple who rent a beachside dream home. Upon discovering they are in the crosshairs of a mysterious cult and their ancient sea god, they find themselves surrounded by peculiar neighbors and bizarre occurrences.
After suffering an untimely loss, Alex (Gina La Piana) and her husband Petri (Johann Urb) visit California for a much-needed break from reality. At an unassuming rental, they meet the mysterious Russell Marsh (Robert Miano). Marsh introduces them to the oddly enthusiastic locals, fixes them a lavish meal and invites them out on his luxury boat. Little do they know that beneath Mr. Marsh’s thin veneer of avuncular charm lurks a dark devotion to an archaic evil. A wickedly warped twist on the classic Cthulhu mythos, The Deep Ones is what it looks like when Rosemary’s Baby undergoes the Innsmouth Transformation.
Also starring are Silvia Spross, Jackie Debatin, Nicolas Coster, Rachel Pringle, Jerry Irons, Robert Rhine, Jon Mack, Bulet Rush, Timothy Muskatell, Kelli Maroney (Chopping Mall, Night of the Comet) and Kurt Carley (the Underworld franchise, Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla).
Ferrin also produces with La Piana, and Miano, and with Jeff Olan. Exec producing are Michael Schefano, Richard Pate, Gerry Karr and Zebadiah DeVane.
Richard Band (Re-Animator, From Beyond) serves as composer, while director of photography is Jeff Billings, and with makeup effects provided by artist Jim Ojala (Deadgirl, Strange Nature).
“H.P. Lovecraft must be smiling down on us,” Ferrin shared, “as this has been the most blessed film experience of my 25 years of doing what I love. And I thank the cast and crew from the bottom of my heart for going above and beyond all expectations.”