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Writer of DEADLY REVISIONS digs deeper into the dark side for THE STRAYING.
A provocative new feature film—THE STRAYING—is in development under the auspices of Gregory Blair, writer and director of DEADLY REVISIONS.
“It’s a monster movie,” Blair admits. “But it’s a monster movie unlike any other.” In THE STRAYING, two creatures with very different histories and world views are thrust together with unexpected results. “While there are elements of the standard horror film, think more in the spirit of “The Hunger” than “Predators Meets Aliens”; the bulk of the battles are more psychological, more sociological. And, as the two monsters learn from each other, I hope the audience will also learn something about prejudice, perceptions and perhaps our own humanity.”
Blair wrote the film for himself and fellow DEADLY REVISIONS actor Bill Oberst Jr (Best Actor, Shockfest 2012). Oberst, who read Blair's script over the holidays, says he is intrigued. "One of my idols, Lon Chaney Sr., once said 'I endeavor in each of my roles to bring humanity to those we call monsters.' That is what I am striving for now, so the underlying idea of THE STRAYING; that everyone has the potential to be a monster and every monster has elements of humanity within them; resonated strongly with me. I liked what I read."
Blair agrees and hopes the film touches chords across the board. “While it’s an ostensibly small story about two lost souls, I hope people will glean the echoes that speak to all prejudice, including ageism, lookism, homophobia—you name it. I think most people feel like a victim of the dark side of that at least once in their lives and so this movie is for and about them, in that way.
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