Check out this new trailer for a scary-looking horror movie called The Unfamiliar. The story focuses on a British Army doctor who came back from a war, thinking that she has PTSD. But, she finds that there is a more daunting evil at work that is making her life a living hell. TIt looks great, and I’m looking forward to watching it. it looks fabulous!
British Army Doctor, Elizabeth ‘Izzy’ Cormack, returns from war to rekindle her relationship with her estranged family. Izzy notices numerous inexplicable activities in her house that her husband believes are due to her suffering from PTSD as a consequence of war. Izzy militantly pieces the daunting puzzle together to reveal a terrifying, invisible enemy that has infested her entire family. In a heroic attempt to save her family, she is pulled into a dark underworld in Hawaii to explore ancient mythology.”
The movie comes from director Henk Pretorius, and as you’ll see, there are some excellent creepy shots. When talking about the stories exploration of the Hawaiian mythology, the director explained:
Decoding the Hawaiian mythology and the meaning of each cultural reference in The Unfamiliar may feel like assembling a complex puzzle with the lead character; a puzzle that consists of tiny pieces that were left for the audience to find and to ultimately make sense of. Hawaii is often portrayed as an idyllic holiday destination, with friendly local people that serve tourists. But look closer and you will find a wealth of mythological creatures, beliefs and mysteries woven into the psyche of the Native Hawaiians (Kanaka Maoli). The Unfamiliar explores some of these mythological creatures, combined with ancient ritual (transference) and a Hawaiian shaman (Kahuna).
The movie stars Jemima West, Christopher Dane, Rebecca Hanssen, Rachel Lin, and Harry McMillan-Hunt, and the movie will be released on August 21, 2020.