Uncovering the Pyramid
An Interview with star Ashley Hinshaw
By Jessica Dwyer
When people think of horror films set in Egypt they typically think mummies. Undead creatures unleashed via a scroll or a curse that’s been uttered by an unwitting digger or grave robber. But that’s not the case in The Pyramid, hitting Digital HD on 4/17. This new take on Egyptian based horror goes a different route through the buried secrets of an ancient tomb. In the realm of found footage horror The Pyramid stands out due to the subject matter as well.
A modern archeological dig finds a 3 sided Pyramid, a very unique discovery. The father/daughter team leading the dig, under pressure of time and results make the poor choice of entering the tomb for a “quick look” and things go as well as you can expect.
The Pyramid has a healthy horror pedigree. It’s produced by Alexander Aja (Horns) and is the first directorial project for Gregory Levasseur who’s written the new version of Maniac starring Elijah Wood, The Hills Have Eyes, as well as High Tension.
Star wise it’s headed up by Ashley Hinshaw, who you may as the woman who turned Jason Stackhouse’s life around on the final season of TrueBlood. Ashley plays Nora, the smart and tech savvy archeologist at odds with her father. Along with Ashley is another TrueBlood veteran, Dennis O’Hare who plays Holden, Nora’s more old school archeologist father whose ambition leads both he and his daughter on a dangerous path.
I got the chance to talk with Ashley about her work on The Pyramid and also of having played one of the few “normal” women in TrueBlood.
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