Some fans may know that earlier in her career Amber starred in two original movies for the Lifetime Network. She played Danni Hartford in fun festive film Holiday Wishes and Lori Madison in the romantic comedy 7 Things To Do Before I’m 30, still one of my favourite movies starring Amber.
Last year she took on a different role for Lifetime writing the script for Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer. The movie looks at the relationship between former Paralympic Champion Oscar Pistorius and model Reeva Steenkamp leading up to the fateful events on Valentine's Day night 2013 when Reeva was tragically shot to death in Pistorius's home.
Blade Runner Killer also examined the trial that gripped South Africa and the world. Oscar was convicted of culpable homicide (manslaughter). Later following an appeal he was retried and convicted of murder an initial six year sentence was increased to 15 years by the South African Supreme Court. Amber did an amazing job of drawing together trial transcripts, interviews, witness accounts etc in creating a script for the movie.
Amber will be using her considerable writing and research talents to pen the script for Terror in the Woods the second feature she has written for the Lifetime Network.
Inspired by true events Terror in the Woods tells the story of Rachel (Ella West Jerrier) and Kaitlyn (SophieGrace McCarthy) 12-year-old best friends living in a small town in Georgia, USA. They both love ghost stories one in particular caught their imagination, the legend of Suzerain a forest dwelling Demon. Their parents believe this is just harmless fun unaware that the friends are convinced the demon is not only real but will kill their families unless he receives a blood sacrifice. Rachel and Kaitlyn make the horrifying decision to sacrifice their friend Emily (Skylar Morgan Jones) thankfully however she survives the attack. The police launch an investigation into how and why this could have happened. Questions are asked about the mental health of Rachel and Kaitlyn while others wonder if the internet itself is to blame.
Terror in the Woods is set for its World Premiere on 14th of October 2018 on Lifetime in the USA at 8 PM (7 PM central).
Ahead of the premiere Lifetime have released a 50 second sneak peek of movie via Lifetime USA social media accounts. Check out the link below:
At the moment we don't know when or if Terror in the Woods will be shown in the UK and another countries. If and when this changes I will do my very best to let you know as soon as possible.
The movie is set to tackle some very difficult subject matter but knowing Amber as I do I'm sure she will deliver an honest and sensitive account of this shocking story. Hopefully I will get a chance to see the movie for myself soon as I always want to support Amber's work.
All of us at AmberBenson.TV would like to congratulate Amber on this project building on her growing body of work writing for television.
Disclaimer: AmberBenson.TV is not involved in any way with the writing or production of Terror in the Woods. This post is for informational purposes only, we are simply trying to spread the word about a brand-new movie written by Amber Benson.