News: Lisa Ovies To Direct Horror Comedy Beverly Hills Lizard People

Cthulhu Crush Productions have announced that Lisa Ovies will direct the horror comedy Beverly Hills Lizard People, from a script by Cthulu Crush’s Jody Wheeler. The film is being described as a mix between Slither and Scream, and 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. Wheeler and Steve Parker are producing for Cthulhu Crush Productions alongside I No.Films.

 Ovies is an award winning producer, director and actress. Her 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. Her upcoming film Puppet Killer, currently in post-production, has gotten huge buzz and anticipation based on its unique premise. Production is scheduled to being Summer 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. 

 Wheeler spoke about selecting Ovies as director, saying that: “Lisa got BHLP from word one. She not only got the horror elements, but the moments of humor peppered through the script, laughs that emerged from the terror, not in spite of it. Everyone swears they’ve met people who were not quite human.” 

 “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.”

 Check out the synopsis below. 

 “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?”