First announced back in 2017, we finally have our first look at the Eli Roth-produced Haunt, a new Halloween horror film from the co-writers of A Quiet Place, revealed today along with the release date.
Entertainment Weekly breaks the news that Haunt will have its world premiere at the Popcorn Frights Film Festival before its September 13th release, and provides three new first-look images from the film, which you can see below.
Haunt stars Katie Stevens, Will Brittain, and Lauryn Alisa McClain, Andrew Caldwell, Shazi Rajay, and our friend Damian Maffei (read our interview here).
The film is written and directed by A Quiet Place‘s Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, and executive produced by Eli Roth.
The official synopsis: On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an “extreme” haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real.
“Haunt is about going inside a haunted house, and unfortunately there happen to be psychopaths inside,” Beck tells EW.
“Our main girl is Harper who’s played by Katie Stevens,” adds Woods. “Her character is this young woman who’s in this horrifyingly abusive relationship. It all comes to a head on the week leading up to Halloween. The whole idea is, like, Can I just let go, and have a good night, and move past this? All the while, we think that her ex- is following her, stalking her. We’re trying to merge this character story with kind of slasher tropes.”
The film was shot in Cincinnati during the actual Halloween season.
“The shoot was incredible because, first and foremost, with our production designer, and our art direction team, we were able to build our own haunted house, that had functioning gags,” Beck continues. “That was like being in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, getting to roam around these extravagant incredible sets. Beyond that, we got to actually film over Halloween, which led to this incredible camaraderie of everyone just wanting to enjoy the season, and throw all of that fun energy of what Halloween season really is into the movie.”
Haunt will be released in limited theaters, VOD, and digital HD on Friday the 13th of September.
You can see the first official images from the film below (courtesy of EW/Momentum Pictures).
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