Producer, Robert Weinbach is excited to announce that genre fan favorite, Danielle Harris just won the “Best Actress Award” for his recently completed suspense thriller, Shiver at the Burbank International Film Festival.
Directed by multi film fest award winner, Julian Richards (“Darklands”, “The Last Horror Movie”), Shiver has been selected for a UK Premiere at the prestigious 2012 RAINDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL where it will screen on October 3, 2012 at the Apollo Theatre.
In its write-up about Shiver, RAINDANCE states that: “The tension and gore factor are ramped up from the word go. The murders are brutal, relentless and unflinching. Rood, the killer is as clever and complex as Hannibal Lector and as unstoppable as Michael Myers. His seemingly normal facade and his warped attempts at engaging Wendy in conversation are chilling, reminding us that such people can and do live among us. The reveal of his terrible depravity is an ingenious and truly macabre masterpiece of theatrical grand guignol.”
Danielle Harris (“Stakeland”, “Halloween”) stars as Wendy Alden, a young secretary terrorised by a savage killer who finally finds the resources of courage to confront the monster of her living nightmare. John Jarratt (“Wolf Creek”) co-stars as the psychotic killer, Franklin Rood. Weinbach says that Jarratt’s unique performance is frightening, creepy and mesmerising. Casper Van Dien (“Starship Troopers”) co-stars as Detective, Sebastian Delgado. Cult favourite, Rae Dawn Chong and Golden Globe winner, Valerie Harper are featured in supporting roles. Iconic action star, Brad Harris is executive producer and appears as “The Captain”. Actress-model Nikita Esco makes her screen debut as Rood’s first victim in the harrowing opening scene of the movie. “Nikita is destined to become one of the screen’s most exciting new personalities”, says Weinbach.
Renowned composer, Richard Band (“ReAnimator”) has written and orchestrated the score which Weinbach describes as “awesome”.
Weinbach, a two time film fest screenplay award winner, adapted Shiver from the acclaimed “edge of your seat” novel by New York Times best-selling author, Brian Harper.
With over one million Brian Harper novels in circulation, a new edition of Shiver has recently been published as an Ebook with initial sales now topping over 250,000 copies. A physical republication of the book with new artwork is planned as a film-novelization tie-in with the release of the film.