CONVERSATIONS WITH A MONSTER In Pre-Production
Aging horror star Rupert Graves wants to tell the world about his darkest experiences working in the world of horror, and has chosen young journalist, Jacob Manners to help him write the story of his life.
Jacob Manners writes for a popular horror magazine, and is daunted by this unique opportunity. But nothing comes without a price and Rupert is determined to push Jacob to the edge, in his bid to get his experiences properly represented. "There is a monster in each of us that is waiting to take over sense of control and I shall demonstrate the proof of what I say," explains Rupert
Jacob flies into Los Angeles and meets Rupert at his large Hollywood estate. Journalist and subject work into the night and terrifying stories and ideas for Rupert's horror filled the book. Rupert appears charismatic, eccentric and charming but very peculiar and Jacob is constantly straining to keep his nerve. Rupert’s macabre obsession with horror and monsters aside, the old scary house and strange history also seem to harbor more than one terrifying secret.
Jacob soon discovers the strange things that make up the world of Rupert Graves. An odd, menacing servant Hedi and a phantom girl that wanders the halls of his house during the night. And then there’s Rupert. At one moment, a kind old man and the next, a wild energy, bent on finding danger, mischief and mayhem. Meanwhile, the television news is filled with stories of series of cult-like murders.
A police detective investigating the recent murders starts coming to the mansion. Clearly, he believes that Rupert may have knowledge of the killer’s identity. Jacob is scared but still feels a loyalty to Rupert and he is unsure what to do.
His mind is soon made up for him. In a dizzying whirlwind of events, the phantom girl of the hallways reveals her true identity, and the detective is found butchered in Rupert’s house. As Jacob’s deepest fear comes true, he stumbles downstairs and fines that Rupert, the unstoppable monster, has brought Jacob’s fiancée to the house to witness Rupert’s final act. Can Jacob and his fiancée survive this ordeal, not just with their lives intact, but also their sanity?