Kevin Bacon is set to star in a Blumhouse horror movie that unfurls at a conversion therapy camp. Having started his career in 1978 with the supporting job of Chip Diller in National Lampoon’s Animal House, Bacon has a broad rundown of credits across film and television. However the actor is perhaps most popular for his performances in iconic movies like Footloose, A Few Good Men, and Apollo 13, Bacon has similarly made his mark on the small screen. The actor has starred in drama series like The Following and the satire I Love Dick alongside Kathryn Hahn.
According to Deadline, Bacon will star in an upcoming untitled Blumhouse horror film. Depicted as an “LGBTQIA+ strengthening tale,” the movie is set in a gay conversion therapy camp. Bacon will also fill in as chief maker on the movie, alongside Scott Turner Schofield and maker Jason Blum. The venture will be coordinated by John Logan and will feature The Politician actor Theo Germaine in a lead job.
Logan will make his directorial debut with the horror movie, for which he also wrote the content. He beforehand co-composed the screenplay for the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall, in addition to his writing work on acclaimed dramas like Gladiator and The Aviator. Star Germaine is most popular for portraying James Sullivan in the Netflix show The Politician. Germaine has also starred in the Showtime parody Work in Progress, appearing in eight scenes of the series. On the big screen, Germaine has appeared in parody drama Adam, and Holy Trinity.
The savagery of conversion therapy is a relatively under-investigated topic in mainstream horror. While it has been the subject of documentaries, in addition to being included in a particularly harrowing subplot of American Horror Story: Asylum, the topic hasn’t been at the focal point of a horror tale all that often. The alleged “treatment,” which is has been ruined and dismissed by medical specialists, can have harrowing impacts on the individuals it is practiced on. In the event that the topic is handled with care and affectability, the Blumhouse project has the potential to examine the harms caused by conversion therapy through an engaging horror narrative.