Roxanne Benjamin and Jenn Wexler to make directorial debuts

We Summon The Darkness and The Ranger coming from V/H/S and Darling producers


Indie horror fans might recognise Roxanne Benjamin and Jenn Wexler’s names. Benjamin was a producer on the V/H/S movies, Faults and The Devil’s Candy, and she directed the excellent ‘Siren’ section of Southbound, and Wexler produced Mickey Keating’s acclaimed chiller Darling and his upcoming Psychopaths. Now they’re both making the leap into feature directing.

EW reports that Benjamin will direct the awesomely titled We Summon The Darkness, which is written by Burying The Ex‘s Alan Trezza.

Wexler will be directing The Ranger, which she also co-wrote.

And that’s about all the details we have, but we’re very excited to learn more about both these movies. As previously mentioned, Benjamin’s Southbound segment was fantastic, as a girl band accepts a lift, then a place to stay, from a couple who seem to be slightly off.

Wexler has made several horror shorts and she’s a veteran of Larry Fessenden’s production company Glass Eye Pix, and we’re firm believers in the notion that anyone with any sort of connection to Fessenden is worth your time.

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