Michael Paré to produce, star in claustrophobic horror film “THE SHELTER”


Cult movie badass Michael Paré has been a genre stalwart for years, be it leading roles in films like Walter Hill’s STREETS OF FIRE, Eric Red’s werewolf yarn BAD MOON or being the best part of Uwe Boll’s later filmography. Lucky for fright film fanatics, Paré has been announced as the lead for THE SHELTER, an upcoming horror film from actor John Fallon, better known to the horror community as “The Arrow” of genre site ARROW IN THE HEAD.

Co-produced by Fallon’s Bruise Production’s Inc. and Donny Broussard’s Bigfoot Productions Inc., Paré has been cast as Thomas, a homeless widower who stumbles upon an inviting, empty household, only to discover something horrifying behind its doors. Fallon, a longtime horror aficionado, says Paré was his first choice.

“For my [directing] debut, I am trying to surround myself with people who I know and trust. I needed an actor that I knew as a person on some level, had the chops to do the role justice and who would be an ally on set. Michael Paré was the first name on my list; in fact, I had him in mind when I wrote the script. He’s my kind of guy; straightforward, committed, intelligent and humble. He is also very talented.”

In addition to starring, Paré has also been credited as executive producer, saying about the project, “I read John Fallon’s script and it tells a great and painful tragedy. Not about global disaster or war or economic collapse but of the individual human heart. The human heart and soul is what all art seeks to unravel. Guilt, regret and shame kill the heart and soul. When our animal nature dominates our character, our soul is lost.”

THE SHELTER is currently in preproduction, with a tentative start date of January 2014. Fallon also anticipates a crowd-sourcing campaign for the film for later this year. Keep your eyes peeled here at Fangoria.com for more news on THE SHELTER as it becomes available.

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