Momentum Pictures has just released an official trailer for the haunted house thriller Abattoir. Keep an eye out for a quote from our review that made the preview, which you can check out in the player below! The film will see release in select theaters and on VOD and Digital HD December 9, 2016.
Abattoir began life as a graphic novel co-created by Darren Lynn Bousman and after years in development, was recently adapted into a feature film. The picture is helmed by Bousman (Saw II-IV) and stars Jessica Lowndes (Altitude), Joe Anderson (The Crazies 2010), and Lin Shaye (Insidious). The script was penned by Christopher Monfette (SyFy’s 12 Monkeys), David J. Schow (The Crow), and Teddy Tenenbaum (USA’s The Dead Zone). Bousman and his screenwriting team have crafted a neo-noir thriller that frightens and surprises in equal measure. The film has familiar elements but it is ultimately not quite like anything I’ve seen before. It seems to take a modicum of inspiration from the small town horror Something Wicked This Way Comes but the similarities are only skin deep. The antagonist in this reminds me a bit of Mr. Dark but that may even be pure coincidence.
An investigative journalist sets out to solve the mystery behind a house constructed from the remains of violent crime scenes. The closer she gets to uncovering the secret behind the home, the more she comes to realize that she has a very personal connection to it.