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City Lights, Short End take stab at ‘Tamara’

Awkward teen is reborn as a vengeful seductive vixen

NEW YORK — Gotham-based City Lights Pictures has pacted with Short End Prods. to produce sexy teen horror pic “Tamara,” from scribe Jeffrey Reddick, creator of New Line’s “Final Destination” franchise, and director David Sporn.

The supernatural thriller will be produced by City Lights president Danny Fisher with his brothers Jack and Joe. Michael Almog will exec produce, with Bob Jason as co-producer and Andrew Trapani and Steve Whitney of Integrated Films & Management as co-exec producers.

Aiming to launch the title character as a hot little sister to Freddy, Jason and Michael Myers, the film begins with a vicious prank that results in the death of an awkward, unpopular teen who is reborn as a seductive, mind-controlling teen vixen hell-bent on revenge.

“Reddick’s trademark creativity with the genre is apparent throughout the story,” said Sporn, a founding partner of Short End. “This time, he takes your typical horror conventions and interweaves both eroticism and psychological manipulation.”

City Lights Pictures is a division of City Lights Media Group. The company is involved in John Waters’ “A Dirty Shame,” being produced by Ted Hope and Christine Vachon and tipped to go out domestically via New Line or Fine Line; and in Larry Clark’s Nicholas Ray biopic “Interrupted.”