Halloween movie 'Haunt' starts filming in Covington

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Just in time for Halloween, a new movie called "Haunt" is filming in Northern Kentucky, according to Film Cincinnati.

In a press release, Film Cincinnati described "Haunt" as a horror/thriller movie written and directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. The movie is expected to shoot for five week in Northern Kentucky.

A plot synopsis of the movie on the Internet Movie Database stated "On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an 'extreme' haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real."

Actors Katie Stevens, Will Brittain and Lauryn Alisa McClain are the stars of "Haunt," according to Deadline.com. Stevens most recently starred in the Freeform television series "The Bold Type." Brittain starred in the 2016, Richard Linklater directed "Everybody Wants Some!!" and McClain played Lauryn in Tyler Perry's 2007 "Daddy's Little Girl."

Actor and director Eli Roth is producing the movie. Roth started his career by co-writing and directing the 2001 horror film "Cabin Fever." He is set to direct a reboot of the 1970's movie "Death Wish" in March, according to Deadline.com.

"Haunt" joins the brawler film "Donnybrook," which started production in Greater Cincinnati on Monday. That movie stars Frank Grillo, Margaret Qualley, James Badge Dale and Jamie Bell. Tim Sutton is directing the adaptation of author Frank Bill's 2013 novel of the same name.

"'Haunt' is just the latest motion picture to take advantage of the tax incentives offered to moviemakers in Ohio and Kentucky," said Kristen Schlotman, executive director of Film Cincinnati, in the "HAUNT" press release. "We are excited to welcome another production company to the region that can use the resources available to filmmakers here. We are especially thrilled to see the impact directly in Northern Kentucky."

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