While most movie fans remember him for his excellent role in the Bill & Ted trilogy, horror fans celebrate Alex Winter for his role in The Lost Boys and as the director of the cult classic Freaked.
After a long break from the genre, Winter is set to topline Destroy All Neighbors, which is to be directed by Contracted: Phase II‘s Josh Forbes for Shudder and RLJE Films.
Jonah Ray Rodrigues (Mystery Science Theater 3000, Pooka Lives!) also stars in the film as William Brown, a struggling prog-rock musician who finds himself in a living nightmare when he accidentally kills Vlad (Winter), the neighbor from hell. Vlad’s disembodied corpse delights in tormenting William, sending him further into madness and impending doom.
“Our film is a return to the kind of physical effects-driven genre comedy that’s all too rare these days,” said Winter.
The film, which is also produced by Russell Sanzgiri (“Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special”), is from an original script written by Mike Benner, Jared Logan, and Charles Pieper.
Casting is underway and production is set to commence this July.
Destroy All Neighbors will have a day-and-date release in theaters and on Shudder in 2023.