Resurrection Poster Casts Rebecca Hall in Psychological Thriller
The psychological thriller is set to hit theaters and Demand in August before coming to Shudder in November.
Streaming service Shudder and IFC Films have brought us some of the scariest stories in the horror genre in recent memory. Their next collaboration Resurrection written/directed by Andrew Semans and featuring Rebecca Room and Tim Roth looks to continue his hot streak. The psychological thriller just had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and it hits theaters and on demand on August 5 before heading to Shudder in November. Resurrection just released its first trailer last month. Now, the film has just released a new poster that hints at the trauma that awaits genre fans.
The poster is quite simple, but very effective in creating its disturbing atmosphere. It’s a black and white close-up of Hall with a series of red lines covering part of his face. Especially his eyes. The way Hall’s eye is staring at you is quite haunting, and his upward-pointing head only adds to that feeling of unease. The poster’s tagline “maintaining control” also further underscores the emotional struggle this film will seemingly impose on its audience. ResurrectionThe plot of reads as follows:
Margaret (Rebecca Hall) leads a successful and orderly life, perfectly balancing the demands of her busy career and single parenthood with her fiercely independent daughter Abbie. Everything is under control. But that careful balance is upset when an unwanted shadow from her past, David (Tim Roth), returns, taking with him the horrors of Margaret’s past. Battling her growing fear, Margaret must confront the monster she’s avoided for two decades who has come to complete their unfinished business.
Hall is no stranger to the psychological thriller subgenre, as last year she starred in the underrated horror gem The night house. In this film, she also played someone struggling with her very dark past, and Hall gave an emotionally unrelenting, Oscar-worthy performance. The previously mentioned trailer for Resurrection gives the impression that the film is in the same vein as The night house with mind-blowing and disturbing images that address repressed trauma in a very dark way. The talent around Hall is also simply amazing, with Roth being one of the most underrated actors working today and the last film Semans directed. Nancy, please to be critically acclaimed at all levels. It will be exciting to see what Semans brings to his second directed feature.
IFC Films has had a solid year so far with terrifying releases like the body horror movie Hatching, but it was their work with Shudder that was particularly memorable. Whether movies like see for me where it just came out Observer, their collaborations have received high praise from horror fans and critics alike. Shudder was so fond of small genre films like Resurrection which helped give some filmmakers and horror stories the love they wouldn’t otherwise receive. It should warm the hearts of any horror fan knowing that Shudder continues to push the horror genre forward while maintaining a great partnership with IFC Films.
Resurrection has received overwhelmingly positive reviews so far and fans of the genre will finally be able to see what it’s all about very soon. The film hits theaters and on demand on August 5 before heading to Shudder in November 2022. Until then, you can see the new poster and watch the recent trailer for the psychological thriller below.