One of the side effects of doing this thing they call movie blogging is that I hear about pretty much every film that goes into production. A lot of times these films have nifty premises that sticks in my mind. Take the premise for “Seven Below” from director Kevin Carraway, which goes something like this:
The story centers on a group of strangers trapped in a time warp house where a terrible event transpired exactly 100 years prior.
Not bad, right? Sounds like something right up my alley.
The last time we reported on the film was last year, when it was casting. Haven’t heard a single thing about it since, which basically means whoever produced it didn’t feel it was worth promoting. But after a quick tour of YouTube, I discovered a trailer, and now, an Amazon pre-order page that has the film scheduled for an April 17, 2012 release on DVD and Blu-ray from Arc Entertainment. Which is a good sign (sort of). Usually when a studio dumps a film onto DVD, they don’t even bother with a Blu-ray version.
A supernatural thriller in the vein of The Ring meets The Grudge with explosive terror and spine-chilling suspense and action about a group of strangers who must ride out a storm while stranded in a foreboding house where they encounter an evil presence. In the midst of a hurricane in 1910, a 10 year-old boy named Sean brutally murdered his mother, father, aunt and two little sisters. Now, Adam (Matt Barr) his brother Isaac (Luke Goss) along with four strangers, McCormick (Val Kilmer) and his wife Brooklyn (Bonnie Somerville), a young Doctor (Christian Baha) and a local girl (Rebecca Da Costa) find themselves trapped in the same home where the murders occurred one hundred years later, after a tour bus accident has left them stranded. Their host, a mysterious loner named Jack (Ving Rhames), has his own personal reasons for wanting the group to remain in his home. As the storm rages outside, strange and horrifying things begin to happen inside! This cinematic thrill ride will keep you on the edge of your seat from the stunning opening to the shocking conclusion!
Well, I love shocking conclusions, so there’s that.
Take a look at the trailer below (and the film’s poster to your right). The film stars Val Kilmer, Ving Rhames and Luke Goss, along with Christian Baha, Bonnie Somerville, and Rebecca Da Costa.