WETA Comes Home

Photo credit: Matt Dentler

WETA Workshop has signed on to create practical and creature effects for director Kristoffer Aaron Morgan’s independent horror film, The Home. Written by friend of /Film, Eric Vespe, better known to the masses as Quint from Ain’t It Cool News, and produced by Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity), the film is currently being shopped around for financing. Described as a “character driven, atmospheric, twisted creature flick”, The Home tells the story of a firefighter who “is nearly killed during a failed rescue that leaves him physically and emotionally scarred. To recuperate, he is taken to a secluded nursing home where the elderly residents appear to be suffering from delusions. But after witnessing a violent attack, he soon realizes that the screams behind the walls are caused by more than hallucinations, and the residents are being preyed upon by twisted, monstrous nightmares that lurk within the home itself.” Sounds rather creepy.

Congratulations to Kristoffer and Eric for landing the five-time Academy Award-winning effects team behind Lord of the Rings. The duo last teamed up for the 2004 short film Blind, which screened at the 2004 South by Southwest Film Festival. Check out that short film embedded after the jump.

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