Love AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’? Audition for These Horror Gigs

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After 11 seasons, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is finally coming to an end. Even though the popular zombie show is wrapping up, there are plenty of jobs (and spinoffs) to satisfy your need for zombies and all things creepy. If you’re still hungry for more content, take a look at these horror projects seeking talent now.

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For this horror feature film, casting seeks a male performer, aged 21–32, to play the lead singer in a heavy metal band. Shooting is TBD in North Alabama. Pays $200 per day for 8 days of work. Lodging, meals, and travel may be provided.

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Join the cast of “Gum.” In this dark comedy horror feature, a religious Mormon teen commits a sin and is shunned by her community. Casting seeks a white female performer, aged 18–23. Filming is set for early spring 2023 in Los Angeles. Pays $2,000 for 15 days of work. 

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“The Loud River”

This student film is now casting its lead actor. The psychological horror seeks female talent, aged 18–25, to play Kerry. Shoots on Oct. 23 in Waterbury, Connecticut. Pays $100 for 3 hours of work.

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“Open Your Eyes,” Homer

This horror music video needs talent. In this music video, a woman meets a man on a train and fantasizes about all the awful things she could do to him. The psychological horror project is looking for a female actor, aged 18–27, to play the delusional woman, and a male actor, aged 18–27, to play a flirtatious man. Films early November. Pays $100 per day for 2 days of work. Meals provided.

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“Bryce Trenchman”

Bryce Trenchman” needs talent. The project is about a drawing of a sinister man that comes to life. The slasher/horror feature film seeks talent for multiple supporting and day player roles, including a Black female performer, aged 7–10, to play a little girl, two female performers, aged 35 and older, to play evil nurses Maggie and Deborah, and a male performer, aged 35 and older, to play Bill. Shoots Jan. 2023 in South Carolina. Pays $30–$75 for 3 days of work. 

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“In Darkness They Call”

Based on HP Lovecraft’s “The Hound,” this short film is about two gravediggers who find a mysterious necklace. The production is looking for a male actor, aged 20–30, to play the lead of grave digger Gerard, and a female actor, aged 20–30, to play the lead of the Professor. Films Oct. 27–30 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Pays $75 per day for 4 days of work. 

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“Fraudulent Conversion”

Casting is underway for this horror feature. The project seeks talent for multiple roles, including a white male actor, aged 35–45, to play Bob, a man who lost everything and is out for revenge. Supporting and day-player roles are also available. Shoots November through December in Upstate New York. Pays $165–$216 per day for 21 days of work. 

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“The Grave”

This short horror film, set to submit to festivals, is now casting. Production is looking for male talent, aged 30–50, to play Frank, the gatekeeper of a special cemetery between the living and the dead, and female talent, aged 18–30, to play Amelia, a woman who grew up in an orphanage and finds out she wasn’t an orphan at all. Filming begins March 2023 in the U.K. Pays £800–£1,200 for 4 days of work. 

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Dying for more? Check out all of Backstage’s horror film listings here!

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