‘Mad Men’ Star Elizabeth Moss Joins Horror Film ‘There Are Monsters’

By May 9, 2014

With AMC’s “Mad Men” coming to an end soon, many of the cast members of the prestigious drama are continuing to search for work in film to ease their upcoming transition. Elizabeth Moss, who plays Peggy Olson on the show, is no exception: she’s appeared in a surprisingly large number of films since “Mad Men” began (and an excellent TV series called “Top of the Lake”), but according to a new report from THR, she may have just lined up her scariest project yet.

The trade says that Moss will topline a new horror film called There Are Monsters, which “follows a single mother and her terrified young daughter who are trapped and tormented by a mysterious creature.” The script is being hailed as “emotionally gripping and visceral,” and it sounds very much like the recent box office success Mama: a mid-budget horror pic with a great actor attached that could end up surprising a lot of people.

Bryan Bertino

I’m a big fan of Moss’s work, but for my money, the most exciting part of this news is that There Are Monsters will be directed by The Strangers writer/director Bryan Bertino. That film, which came out all the way back in 2008, is the only film to Bertino’s name right now – though he does have a new movie called Mockingbird in post-production right now. But eight years between projects is a lifetime in Hollywood, and I’m very curious to see if Bertino can bring the same claustrophobic terror to this new project as he did with his very well-regarded The Strangers.

(One small note: this project is not to be confused with A Monster Calls, the upcoming fantasy film starring Liam Neeson.)

Excited about There Are Monsters? Think Moss is a good fit for a horror film? Let us know below!

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