Writer/director Bryan Bertino (The Strangers, Mockingbird) delivers another horror story in the form of There Are Monsters, which was recently acquired for U.S. distribution by A24. The film is headed our way sometime this year, and ahead of an official date, the first image has arrived. Want to see it? You know where to look.
The cast includes Scott Speedman (Underworld), Aaron Douglas (“Battlestar Galactica”), Ella Ballentine (The Captive), and Zoe Kazan (In Your Eyes).
From the creator of The Strangers comes a world of the lost: freezing, spitting needles of rain, thunderbolt lightning, hypothermic cold, and disorientating utter darkness.
A mother and daughter are trapped and tormented in a black forest by a screeching creature – it is unlike anything we have heard before. Not human. Not animal. Like a thousand horses, like a mother’s clamour, a baby’s wail, a father’s howl.
Their relationship at the breaking point, 10-year-old Lizzy is all out of faith in her mother, Kathy, but tries to stay brave and fearless. Kathy, on the edge and barely keeping it together, knows that only a mother’s protective love, her most primal instinct, can save her daughter from what’s lurking in the darkness…