By Matthew Creith | Published
Horror comedies are starting to show up in droves again as a resurgence in the genre is generating a lot of steam among streaming services. Netflix will unveil a slightly offbeat revenge thriller titled Revengefeaturing by Riverdale Camilla Mendes and Maya Hawke as high school students seeking revenge on their respective bullies. Subscription streamer Shudder will soon debut in the horror-comedy category with a dirty portrayal of an unlucky traveler (Ryan Kwanten) who stumbles upon an evil gloryhole (JK Simmons) in Glorious. Now it looks like a new comedy titled Lisa Frankenstein will make its way into theaters featuring a cast of familiar faces.
According to a Deadline report, stranger things Cast member Joe Chrest joins the growing cast of Lisa Frankenstein, a new comedy horror from Focus Features. The cast includes Cole Sprouse of Riverdale celebrity, big little lies star Kathryn Newton, The Fall of House Usher Carla Gugino, alone together actress Liza Soberano and The crowded room Henry Eikenberry. The new film was written by the famous Oscar winner Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody and will be directed by Zelda Williams in her feature debut. Williams is known to the general public for her directorial efforts in the music videos of artists JoJo and Anna Clendening. As of now, no release date has yet been set for the film as casting is still ongoing, although filming is currently underway.
Lisa Frankenstein is a new twist on an old resuscitation tale. With the theme of Frankenstein and the story of a man brought back to life in a monstrous form, Collider reports that Lisa Frankenstein will borrow from these themes and set them right in the middle of the 1980s. In this version of the classic tale, a high school student (Newton) replaces the role of Dr. Frankenstein, and the electromagnetic resuscitation machine is replaced by a broken tanning bed. Just like the concept that turned Elizabeth Lail into Diane Keaton this summer Mac & Ritathe same will be true for the nature of by Lisa Frankenstein monster (Sprouse), a Victorian corpse. According to IMDB, no other characters have been announced so far for the other actors, including Joe Chrest, who audiences may know as Ted Wheeler, Nancy’s clueless but forgiving dad in stranger things.
With the announcement of the arrival of Joe Chrest in the casting of Lisa Frankensteinmany viewers may not be familiar with the talented actor’s resume other than his numerous appearances in stranger things. Building a career in television and film, Chrest found a balance of character acting that many would find enviable. His previous prestigious projects include 21 jump street, 22 jump streetSpike Lee’s Old boy, Lee Daniels’ Butler, The perfect dateand the TV movie Kill Reagan. The West Virginia native will next be seen in a slew of projects like the Peacock series A family friend and Martin Scorsese The Moonflower Slayersalongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser and Robert De Niro.