Lexington’s Emma Bellomy is ready to scare the crap out of you, starting Thursday night.
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