Scream star Melissa Barrera and Lori Evans Taylor, writer of the upcoming Final Destination 6 have teamed up for the supernatural thriller Bed Rest. This marks Taylor's directorial debut and Barrera's debut as a feature film producer — that sounds like one hell of a dynamic debut duo! The story follows pregnant Julie Rivers (Barrera), as she and her husband move into a new home to embrace a fresh start. After being ordered to mandatory bed rest, Julie begins to slowly unravel as she suffers through the monotony and anxiety of her new constraints. As if that weren't enough, terrifying ghostly experiences in the home are added to the mix, as they begin to close in on Julie, past demons are stirred up and others question her mental stability. Trapped and forced to face her past, and the supernatural, Julie fights to protect herself and her unborn baby.
“As a first-time producer, it is my profound pleasure to be partnering with Tubi to bring Bed Rest to a savvy and engaged audience,” said Barrera. “While on the surface, Bed Rest is a horror film, it is a story that will resonate deeply with anyone who’s experienced grief and been haunted by loss. Lori Evans Taylor has created a deeply emotional journey for audiences, and I’m grateful to my partners at Project X and STX for bringing us together to share this story with the world.”
The new thriller has found a home on Tubi, and the good news is... we don't have to wait very long to see it! Bed Rest will debut exclusively on Tubi December 7. “We’re very excited to be the exclusive home for this gripping psychological thriller that has you wondering until the very end if what we see is to be believed,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi. “Melissa is absolutely captivating in Bed Rest and we can’t wait for audiences to see her incredible portrayal of this isolated character working through her grief while facing frightening supernatural elements.”
“Tubi has been an excellent partner and we are excited to be collaborating once again on a new, original movie that will leave their viewers who are looking for creeps and supernatural twists and scares truly satisfied,” said David Spiegelman, President, Domestic TV & Digital Distribution for STXfilms.
“We knew Melissa was the perfect choice to headline this film with her natural talent and work ethic,” said Project X Entertainment. “Having the pleasure of working with Melissa on two Scream films, she’s showcased her interest in all facets of filmmaking and proved to be an unbelievable producing partner, as well as a welcome part of the PXE family. We’re excited that all of us could come together to tell this thrilling story that Lori Evans Taylor created in her directorial debut."
Barrera previously starred in Paramount and Spy Glass Media’s latest installment of Scream early this year and will reprise her role in the next installment set for a March 10, 2023 release.