Actress Tara Subkoff steps behind the camera to make her directorial debut with the new thriller #Horror, and IFC Midnight has debuted the first trailer today. The studio has set a November 20 release in New York and Los Angeles theaters, along with VOD platforms, putting #Horror up against some stiff competition. The thriller will be facing what could be the biggest movie of the year, Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, along with Sony's The Night Before and STX Entertainment's Secret in Their Eyes
You've got followers. Cyberbullying goes offline during one deadly night. Based on a shocking true story, #Horror follows a group of preteen girls living in a suburban world of money and privilege. But when their obsession with a disturbing online game goes too far, virtual terror becomes all too real. Chloë Sevigny leads an ensemble cast that includes Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, and Timothy Hutton in Tara Subkoff's directorial debut.
The supporting cast includes Balthazar Getty, Lydia Hearst, Haley Murphy, Mina Sundwall, Stella Schnabel and Jessica Blank. The film was shot on an estimated $1.5 million budget, so, depending on how audiences respond to #Horror, it could very well become a profitable indie darling when it debuts next month. #Horror will be one of the only low-budget genre films opening in the month of November, but we'll have to wait and see if horror fans turn out.
Tara Subkoff is best known for roles in How Do You Know, We Live in Public, Tanner Hall, The Notorious Bettie Page and The Cell, but #Horror marks her first time stepping behind the camera. Along with directing and writing the script, she also served as production designer on this thriller. It isn't known if the filmmaker has any other projects in development at this time, but we'll certainly keep you posted.
In addition to the trailer, we also have the first poster for #Horror, before it arrives next month. Do you plan on giving this horror film a shot in theaters or on VOD theaters this November? Stay tuned for more updates on #Horror as we get closer to the release, but in the meantime, check out the trailer and poster below.