Wonder Valley is now an Official Selection of the Wreak Havoc International Film Festival 2015. Film festival takes place in Wadesboro North Carolina on October 9th and 10th.
Four friends head out into the desert for a weekend camping trip in the abandoned mining town of Wonder Valley. As the secrets of the empty town begin to be revealed, they'll be lucky to make it out alive.
Suziey Block as Christina: Suzanne (Suziey) Block graduated from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she studied film/video production and theater. Suziey made her film debut in a small scene in Michael Bay's "The Island" before moving to Los Angeles, California. Suziey's other films include the critically acclaimed independent film "Entrance", which was accepted into the 2010 Los Angels film festival. It went on to be sold to the Independent Film Channel and is now available on demand as well as for rent through Blockbuster Entertainment and Netflix. Suziey has also starred in televisions commercials and was featured in the series "Masters of Sex".
Charlie Vaughn as Jeffery: Charlie is from Cypress, California and is a film and television graduate from the University of San Francisco. Charlie is a man of many talents. Not only does Charlie act, but he also writes, directs and produces. He is perhaps best known for directing the film "Vampire Boys", which has had incredible success over the past few years. The film has been successful enough to spawn a sequel "Vampire Boys II". Charlie recently directed the films "Frist Period" and The Twelve of Christmas".
Natalie Pero as Karen: Natalie is a native New Yorker who received a BA in theater, International Law and Spanish from the University of New York. She has produced or has starred in over 30 different films and television shows since she began her career in 2004. She recently starred in the film "Raze", which is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2013.
David B. Michaelson as Roger: David moved to the city of Los Angeles five years ago. He graduated from the conservatory program at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre. Since then, he has been seen on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "Black Gold", and "The Only Way Out". This is David's first feature film.
Wonder Valley in the Press: DreadCentral.com's Wonder Valley Interview
THIS FILM IS IN DEVELOPMENT
Treatment for the feature length screenplay Aperture Screenplay by Keith Mullin and Joseph Monahan Story by Keith Mullin and Joseph Monahan Directed by Joseph Monahan
A string of grisly murders begins after the rape of a college student, embroiling her, her friends, her parents, and the investigators in a murder mystery of horrifying revelations.
Campus police officer Lisa Kendrick stares down at the removed skin of someone's face in the toilet, and then at the body from which it came as forensic investigators remove a porcelain mask where the face had been.
A few days before, Becca Beaumont, and her friends, Hannah and Ryan, party at a fraternity house, but Becca wakes up the next day a rape victim in the hospital with no memory of the previous night.
Lisa reads the toxicology report first and visits a dorm room where she interrogates Becca's friend, Hannah. The university president learns about the rape. He cautions Lisa, but she is on a mission which leads her to Becca's other friend, who was at the party with her, Ryan.
Ryan suggests to Lisa that fraternity member Nicholas might be the culprit. When confronted pre-law student Nicholas quickly lawyers up, and afterwards explains that he and Becca have had a casual sexual relationship for some time, and yes, they had sex that night. He reluctantly agrees to a DNA sample.
Becca's mom, Mary Beaumont, teaches photography at the university. Her daughter Becca thanks she took the position to keep an eye on her. When she sees her daughter's accused rapist back on campus she complains to Lisa who says she can't do anything, so Mary complains to the university president who is just as powerless. She then pretends to take pictures on campus, but is tailing Nicolas, catching him grabbing girls' asses, carrying a bag of pills and taking secret up skirt photos of female passersby.
After the rape and when Becca goes to bed, Mary is worried that she shouldn't be alone, but her husband, Peter Beaumont, explains that she'll be okay alone, blaming Mary for barely knowing her anymore because she's never home.
Peter cooks a family dinner several times and his wife or daughter always cancel, Mary claiming she is always working on photographs. When Becca does make it to dinner with him she tells him that she doesn't think her mother loves him. When Mary finally does come home to pick up equipment, Peter puts a tracking app on her phone and links it to his. The next time he can't get a hold of her he finds her with someone else, and immediately starts packing her belongings.
During all of this in a dream sequence somebody is taking inappropriate pictures of their young daughter wearing a familiar porcelain mask.
Somebody dons stockings and porcelain mask and seduces Nicolas, killing him during sex, the aftereffects of which was the face in the toilet. The killer even steals his money to confuse investigators.
When Becca is taken in for questioning for Nicholas' murder, her father, Peter, serves Mary with divorce papers. Mary isn't changed by the divorce papers. In fact, she appears relieved about them.
Bronson, the FBI investigator assigned to the case, finds the killer's hair at the scene of the crime, and results from Becca's rape DNA testing suggests a second candidate for sexual relations the night of the rape.
Two more fraternity brothers are taken in for questioning and testing, Rob and Marcus. They are soon found dead in the same way. Bronson notices that the hair sample could belong to Mary, Becca or even Lisa.
Becca's friend, Ryan, confesses to her that he's the one who drugged her and that he raped her. Becca tells her mom and dad, and Peter informs Lisa. And soon, Ryan meets the same end at the hands of our killer.
Peter's actions, Lisa's exuberance to solve the case, Mary's anger over it and Becca's indifference to it all confound Bronson until the inappropriate father/daughter pictures are soon discovered, revealing the truth of everything and climaxing to a confrontation with the killer.