Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's Ghost House Pictures' success has largely been built on spooky fare - vengeful ghosts, boogeymen, angry farmers, et al. - that is, up until last October when they released the cool vampire flick 30 Days of Night. The mold was broken, raven-haired girls from the beyond the grave took the backseat for once.
A new thriller is evolving within Ghost House's halls, and should it come to fruition, it will push the company even further away from J-horror inspired entertainment and into extraterrestrial territory. ShockTillYouDrop.com learned Ghost House and, frequent companion, Mandate Pictures are seeking a director for a film entitled Burst. Details are slim, but here's the logline:
"An isolated town endures an alien invasion that causes victims to spontaneously combust during a severe snowstorm."
Bodily harm instigated by an out-of-this-world force set against a chilly backdrop. Slither meets 30 Days of Night may come to mind, but word is, the tone will be more in line with the latter film.
We'll update you with more intel as it comes in.