Lexington’s Emma Bellomy is ready to scare the crap out of you, starting Thursday night.
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That’s when she takes to movie screens across the country as Dollface, one of the murderous title trio chasing Christina Hendricks and family around in the new thriller “The Strangers: Prey at Night.” It’s the first major motion picture for the Henry Clay High School graduate who is now a student at the University of South Carolina majoring in broadcast journalism, with a double minor in film and French.
Coincidentally, spring break starts this weekend for USC, and Bellomy will be home and meeting fans at the Cinemark Fayette Mall for showings at 7:20 and 9:50 p.m. Thursday night and 7:40 and 10 p.m. Friday. She’ll be signing Dollface headshots for fans and saying a few words to the audience before the screenings.
The movie was shot in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky last summer. Bellomy has also shot the yet-to-be-released Trinity Broadcasting Network minseries “Smoketown,” in which she plays the murder victim the series is centered around.
“The Strangers: Prey at Night” is a sequel to the 2008 film “The Strangers,” which starred Liv Tyler and Australian model Gemma Ward as Dollface. Somewhat coincidentally, it was filmed around Florence, South Carolina.
Rich Copley: @copiousnotes