Amber Benson, known for her role as Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will star in Seraph Films’ upcoming feature film, The Nightmare Gallery, where she will appear alongside three-time Tony nominated actor Kevin Chamberlin (Road to Perdition, Jessie).
The story follows Amber Benson as an anthropology professor as she investigates the sudden, suspicious disappearance of her star pupil. A mysterious collection of occult artefacts leads her on a nightmarish, Da Vinci Code-esque journey toward an unspeakable truth that will threaten her career, her marriage, and her sanity.
“One of the driving forces behind this film is the realization that very few movies, particularly in the horror genre, feature LGBTQ characters and treat them like normal people, rather than caricatures,” said director Gene Blalock of Seraph Films. “So while the anthropology professor is married to another woman, her sexual orientation doesn’t tokenize her or diminish the nuance of her characterization. Our intention with this film is to craft an outstanding horror film in its own right, but also one that would promote the idea that genre films can be about someone other than straight, white men and women.”
Production on The Nightmare Gallery is set to begin this summer.
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