After a peaceful vacation, one family's world is turned upside down in the first trailer for Blumhouse Tilt's The Darkness. Fandango has the first trailer for this thriller, which was formerly known as 6 Miranda Drive, starring Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell as two parents trying to deal with a malevolent supernatural entity. Blumhouse Tilt has issued a May 13 release date for The Darkness, putting it up against Free State of Jones, Kidnap, Money Monster and Snowden.
From the director of the cult classic, Wolf Creek, Greg Mclean, comes the supernatural thriller The Darkness. As a family returns home from vacation at the Grand Canyon, they innocently bring home a supernatural force that preys off their own fears and vulnerabilities, threatening to destroy them from within, while consuming their lives with terrifying consequences. Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell are joined by David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Matt Walsh and Jennifer Morrison.
Directed by Greg Mclean and written by Mclean, Shayne Armstrong and S.P. Krause, the film was produced by Jason Blum, Bianca Martino and Matthew Kaplan. The film will be released by BH Tilt in coordination with High Top Releasing. While no budget details were given, Blumhouse is well-known for their micro-budget films, and this could be one of the most profitable movies of the summer movie season.
In addition to this trailer, we also have a new photo featuring a terrified Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell and Lucy Fry. The project has been in development since 2011, as a part of Lionsgate's micro-budget slate, but the thriller picked up steam when Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell signed on to star back in February 2014. High Top Releasing will now distribute the horror thriller this summer.
While May typically signals the start of the blockbuster summer movie season, it wouldn't be surprising if The Darkness manages to perform well this May, given the lack of horror movies that month. Do you think The Darkness could be the latest in Blumhouse's string of low-budget horror hits? Or do you think this movie will get swallowed up by the immense competition? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more on The Darkness.