Frank Grillo and Son Remy Oversee “The Resurrection of Charles Manson”
An interesting bit of news from the folks at XYZ Films as we head into the weekend, Frank Grillo is starring in his son Remy’s directorial debut, The Resurrection of Charles Manson. The plot involves a couple making an audition tape for a Manson-related film, a sinister cult led by Grillo, and I would assume an attempt to bring the titular psychopath back from the grave.
I know another piece of cult-oriented horror on the level of Night of the Bastard is probably too much to ask for, but as long as it’s better than recent Manson-related fare such as The Haunting of Sharon Tate I’ll be happy. XYZ Films will release it in a couple of weeks, on March 16th, in the meantime, you can check out the trailer and a few stills below.
Los Angeles, CA – XYZ Films has dropped the trailer and poster for the horror/thriller THE RESURRECTION OF CHARLES MANSON, starring Frank Grillo and directed by his son, Remy Grillo. The film was written by Josh Plasse and Brev Moss. XYZ Films will release the film domestically on March 16, 2023.
Will Peltz (The Collection), Sarah Dumont, Jaime King (Sin City), Sydelle Noel (Black Panther), Katherine Hughes (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), Alex Fine, Josh Plasse and Kellen McAlone star alongside Grillo.
The story surrounds a young couple hoping to create an aesthetically pleasing audition tape for an up-and-coming Charles Manson film. But when the couple chooses an eclectic desert Airbnb as the perfect backdrop, the dark events of the audition material slowly slip into their reality… Eventually, they find themselves intertwined in an occult leader (Grillo)’s sinister plot.
Dare Angel produced in partnership with Mi Nene. Producers include Josh Plasse, Shakira Barrera, Conor Allyn, Johnny James Fiore, Benjamin Anderson, Jake Allyn and Fabio Lo Fria. Nidal Kahl, Bobby McMichael, Chido Nwokocha, and Dennis Echelberger Executive Produced.
It was announced last year that XYZ Films had acquired all North American rights to the film. The rights for the domestic distribution deal were brokered by XYZ Films’ James Emanuel Shapiro and Pip Ngo, and by Margate House Films’ Conor Allyn, Benjamin Anderson, and Jake Allyn on behalf of the filmmakers. Voltage Pictures has International rights.
“Remy’s vision for this terrifying, grounded thriller had us hooked from the start. As a company that built its brand working with emerging genre filmmakers, we could not be more excited to bring this film to audiences all over North America,” said XYZ’s Pip Ngo.
Remy mentioned “Charles Manson is a staple of pop culture to this day. But while many stories have been told about him, XYZ Films and I wanted to explore where the children of Manson’s following stand in modern day. There is a dangerously close relevance between Manson’s ideology and today’s political and social atmosphere, and we believe it is time to resurrect the conversation.”