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Horror in the Valley

Former resident brings crew to shoot feature-length horror film


January 16, 2019

Keith McLendon

Actress Dakota Shepard and Director of Photography Jordan Lanham for "The Vision of Sonia Green" look at a cast of a deformed baby amid other props to be used in the film.

The monstrous seeds were planted in Riverside.

As a boy, Max Weiland would listen to his brother, Erik, scare him to sleep with tales from H.P. Lovecraft, a renowned horror writer of the 1920s pulp fiction era.

Max loved the stories and would be frightened as his brother would shout "Look!" and point at luminous eyes passing by his window. Though the eyes only belonged to deer passing by, their eyes lit by reflected houselights, the effect still chilled him.

A Dream Begins

Max eventually brought his love of horror to Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, where he studied philoso...

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