Cthulhu Crush Productions have chosen Lisa Ovies (Taking My Parents to Burning Man) to direct their upcoming horror/comedy film Beverly Hills Lizard People. Written by Jody Wheeler (The Dark Place), the film tells of an ancient race of shape-shifting Lizard People from the depths of the Earth who return to the surface to reclaim what was once theirs: Beverly Hills. It's said that an estimated 12.5 million Americans believe in the existence of Lizard People.
Ovies feature Taking My Parents to Burning Man took home audience choice awards at the Sonoma International Film Festival, the Newport Beach Film Festival, and the Maui Film Festival. She is currently in post-production on Puppet Killer.
"I had to direct this," Ovies said. "It's a crazy blend of horror, humor, and personal empowerment — precisely the kind of stories I love to tell. I'm looking forward to getting people to wonder what's really beneath the skin of their best friends or loved ones."
The film's official synopsis reads:
Disturbed from their ancient slumber by the excavation of a cross-town subway, the ancient reptilian masters of a faded empire strike out to reclaim what was once theirs: Beverly Hills.
Ground zero for their invasion? A once popular, though now faded, hotel, currently the site of a reality TV cooking show competition, and directly overhead of their secret city. Can the collection of unlikely contestants — ambitious, backstabbing, and determined — stop the shape-shifting Terrors From Below below before the reptilian ravagers achieve their goal of conquering first Beverly Hills and then the world?
Beverly Hills Lizard People will be the fourth Cthulhu Crush Production, whose films include Love, Colin and the current horror flick WTF!. Wheeler and Parker were also creatives on cult hits Judas Kiss and The Dark Place. Production is slated to begin Summer 2018 in Vancouver, Canada.