The new film Hurt, from Blumhouse Productions, follows a seemingly normal couple through a violent Halloween night in the town of New Caney, Texas, where the annual “horror show” encourages the citizens to dress up in their most terrifying costumes.
The film will have its world premiere screening at the upcoming Fantasia Film Festival on July 26, and IndieWire has just premiered the first official teaser.
From director Sonny Mallhi (Anguish, Family Blood), Hurt stars first-time film actress Emily Van Raay as Rose, along with Andrew Creer, Bradley Hamilton, Stephanie Moran, and Natalie Olivia Clarke.
The official festival synopsis: Lost in an atmosphere that is as disturbing and brutal as it is real, Mallhi’s characters evolve in a maze of confusion, anxiety and violence. The collective psychosis of American culture is an inescapable horror film, a waking nightmare. Its story transcends those of fear’s mascots Jason, Freddy and Michael. Their masks are icons, familiar and reassuring faces. But what about those who helplessly wear the mask of normalcy while desperately fighting the monster of trauma within?
You can check out the first teaser and poster for Hurt below.
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