Beverly Hills Lizard People, Cthulhu Crush Productions: Lisa Ovies to Direct
Beverly Hills Lizard People Film Details
Director: Lisa Ovies
Writer: Jody Wheeler
Release Date: To Be Announced
Release Format: To Be Announced
MPAA Rating: To Be Announced
Genre: Comedy, Horror
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?
Beverly Hills Lizard People has found its director. Now production can begin. This will begin in Summer, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. The project was first announced by Cthulhu Crush Productions late in 2016. Not much information has been known since the initial announcement and the project sat on a standby. Now that the production crew has found a director, they have the green light to move forward.
“I had to direct this.” “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.”
Lisa Ovies, Beverly Hills Lizard People Director
Lisa Ovies is an award-winning Producer, Director, and Actress. Taking My Parents To Burning Man has done well on the film festival circuit, including winning the Audience Choice Awards. Her current feature, Puppet Killer, which is post-production, has also gotten a lot of buzzes and anticipation due to its unique premise.
Unique is a term you don’t hear or see too often in Horror cinema. When you are working with Comedy-Horror and combining the two genres, uniqueness is a thought needs to be apart of the experience in all aspects of it. From the behind-the-scenes production process to the audience experience.
“Everyone swears they’ve met people who were not quite human.” “Who knows? They may indeed have been shape-shifting reptilians looking to rule the world. Or just looking to improve their tan.”
Steve Parker, Beverly Hills Lizard People Co-Writer
From the time I wrote my first article on the announcement of Beverly Hills Lizard People in November 2016, I knew this would be a movie that would be on my agenda to see. The title alone speaks innovation, and I am all for innovative titles. Its unique titles such as this that capture attention firsthand. It begs you to know more about it. What kind of title is that? What are lizard people?
Another successful mind-bender that Cthulhu Crush Productions do is with the synopsis. It is enough to give a brief description of the film, but not enough to satisfy the curiosity on what are lizard people. It calls for ancient reptilian masters of a faded empire.
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This is where you have the urge to satisfy your curiosity. The third successful mind bender Cthulhu Crush does is the cover art. It’s simplistic and minimal in its approach to relay this message, but it is still discreet. What is the next move? Look for the movie trailer. The production crew has not yet started production or initial filming, no trailer has released yet. Not even a teaser. All we have to go on are the synopsis and the cover art. Curiosity not satisfied. However, these are great marketing strategies. Successful in its effort to keep the audience wanting to know more.
Looking at the cover art, there is a man with a half reptilian face. At least, that is what one would assume or speculate considering the synopsis. The reptilian side reminds me of the mask portion that the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera wears in Joel Schumacher’s 2004 adaptation. One can even compare it to Two-Face in the DC Comics and live-action movies. Is this what the lizard people will look like in the film? Something tells me they will look different, and that this cover art is only a teaser.
The cover art also has a sketch appeal to it as if its drawn and watercolor added to it. This is an interesting look, but even this may not be descriptive of the finished project. It made me wonder if the film will be animated of any sort.
“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.”
Jody Wheeler, Beverly Hills Lizard People Co-Writer
Beverly Hills Lizard People has a concept that is fresh and innovative. The creativity of the title aside. Shape-shifters have always been a concept of interest for me. The synopsis calls for shape-shifting reptiles. There are the Horror elements. What also comes to mind here is The Mummy movies, and these are some of my favorites. It will be nice to see how Cthulhu Crush Productions delivers Beverly Hills Lizard People. Production begins in Summer of 2018.
Beverly Hills Lizard People will be the fourth Cthulhu Crush Production, whose films include Love, Colin, and the current horror flick WTF!. Wheeler and Parker were also creatives on the cult hit Judas Kiss and The Dark Place.