‘The Aviary’ Trailer Tries to Escape a Cult

Malin Akerman (The Final Girls, Watchmen) and Lorenza Izzo (Knock Knock) attempt to flee the clutches of a cult known as Skylight in the upcoming thriller The Aviary, and the official trailer and poster for the movie just dropped.

In the film, trapped at Skylight’s isolated desert campus, The Aviary, Jillian (Akerman) and Blair (Izzo) join forces to make a treacherous escape. Alone in the harsh wilderness, they are consumed by paranoia and unable to shake the feeling that they are being followed by the cult’s leader, Seth (played by Chris Messina), a man as seductive as he is controlling. With supplies dwindling and their senses failing, Jillian and Blair are faced with a horrifying question: how do you run from an enemy who lives inside your head?

This is the feature directorial debut from Chris Cullari and Jennifer Raite, who, as writers and creators, have frequently collaborated with Blumhouse TV on projects and first-look deals, and made a splash with their 2012 Vimeo Staff Pick horror-comedy short The Sleepover. The duo created and served as executive producers on the 2016 Blumhouse and YouTube Red series 12 Deadly Days, and have present and upcoming projects and pilots in development with Universal Television, The CW, CBS TV Studios, and Blumhouse.

The film is produced by Marcei A. Brown (Get Out), Andrew Miller (Nothing), Jessica Rhoades (Utopia, Dirty John, Sharp Objects), and former Blumhouse Head of Production Jeanette Volturno, who most recently served as executive producer on David Gordon Green’s Halloween Ends and Iris K. Shim’s Umma.

The Aviary will be released in theaters and on VOD on April 29, from Saban Films.

You can watch the official trailer the see the poster below.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.