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Bruce Campbell and “PAN’S LABYRINTH” star fight murderous shoppers on “BLACK FRIDAY”

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Presumably it’s not at an S-Mart.

Deadline reports that Bruce Campbell is starring in BLACK FRIDAY, directed by Casey Tebo (2016’s horror/comedy HAPPY BIRTHDAY) from a script by Andy Greskoviak. Devon Sawa (FINAL DESTINATION and IDLE HANDS, lately making a comeback with HUNTER HUNTER) Michael Jai White (SPAWN), Ivana Baquero (PAN’S LABYRINTH), Ryan Lee and Stephen Peck also star in the film, which is set on the titular super-busy shopping day. The story centers on a group of disgruntled toy-store employees who have to battle holiday shoppers transformed into monstrous, vulture-like creatures by a mysterious alien parasite. Filming begins November 16 in Boston, with Warner Davis of the Warner Davis Company (natch) producing alongside MFW Productions; a release next Thanksgiving is being targeted.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.