In The Evil Inside Her, a modern horror thriller, a killer (Eric Roberts as Clayton) secretly compels others to murder for him by drugging his victims, causing self-mutilation and horrible violence against those closest to them. When he chooses unsuspecting Vikki (Melissa Kunnap), she must fight her psychosis or succumb to Clayton’s murderous desires.
Set in the remote mountains of Western North Carolina, Vikki’s three friends have to choose to help her or fight for their survival.
Starring Oscar nominated & Golden Globe nominated actor Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, Runaway Train), Melissa Kunnap (Rave Party Massacre), Brian Ashton Smith, Madeline Olivia Tesh and Jeff Alexander. The film is directed by James Suttles (Shifting Gears, Alone Yet Not Alone, Red Dirt Rising), executive produced by Jennifer L. Ray and produced by Matthew Zboyovski, James Suttles, James Blankenfeld.
BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEOS
ERIC ROBERTS as Clayton
ERIC ROBERTS’ career began with a leading role in King of the Gypsies (1978), for which he received his first Golden Globe Award nomination. The Golden Globes again recognized him for his interpretation of Paul Snider in Bob Fosse’s Star 80 (1983). Roberts’ performance in Runaway Train (1985), as prison escapee Buck McGeehy, earned him a nomination for a third Golden Globe and a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In a career spanning over forty years, Roberts has amassed more than 400 credits, including Raggedy Man (1981), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), The Specialist (1994), Cecil B. Demented (2000), National Security (2003), A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006), The Dark Knight (2008), The Expendables (2010) and Inherent Vice (2014). His equally varied television work includes three seasons with the sitcom Less than Perfect, as well as recurring roles on the NBC drama Heroes and the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, as well as Saved by the Light, the legal drama Suits, and Fox’s The Finder.
MELISSA KUNNAP as Vikki
BRIAN ASHTON SMITH as Michael
MADELINE OLIVIA TESH as Emma
Madeline Olivia Tesh is an energetic, fun-loving resident of South Carolina. She graduated from Converse College in 2014 with a B.A. in Musical Theatre. The Evil Inside Her is Madeline’s first professional Film project and she couldn’t have asked for a better experience! When Madeline is not spending her days collaborating with wonderful artists, you can find her enjoying life to the fullest with those she loves!
JEFF ALEXANDER as TJ
JAMES SUTTLES - Producer & Director
JENNIFER L. RAY - Executive Producer
Originally from Miami, Florida, Jennifer (Jen) has loved and been involved in various aspects of acting from her early years. Jen has appeared in numerous theater, film, television and commercial productions as an actress and has also been involved in writing for commercials and television projects, starting behind the scenes production in 2005. Continuing to appear occasionally in front of the camera, she now maintains a larger presence behind. Jen works in various capacities to create, develop and see the fruition of innovative and unique film and television projects. Jen joined James Suttles of Suttlefilm and Asheville camera, grip and lighting rental as a partner in 2016 and served as executive producer on films Seven Days ‘Til Midnight and The Evil Inside Her with Eric Roberts. She is based in WNC but works on the west coast whenever possible.
MATT ZBOYOVSKI - Producer
Matt Zboyovski is a Producer from Asheville, NC. After graduating film school at the North Carolina School of the Arts in 2001, he moved to Los Angeles and worked on a variety of films (Gone in Sixty Seconds, Alpha Dog, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) and television programs (America’s Got Talent,Talkshow with Spike Feresten, The GLEE Project), gaining experience and creating a strong network of industry professionals. In 2013 he returned to North Carolina to pursue his passion of Producing independent feature films. He has enjoyed teaming up with James Suttles on numerous projects over the last three years and is looking to continue building the filmmaking partnership.