I'm a big fan of Vincenzo Natali's work; especially CUBE (which is one of the best independent Sci-Fi films of our generation) and SPLICE (which I still think doesn't get the credit it deserves. That being said, I've been eagerly awaiting his latest film, HAUNTER, which played at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and has been picked up by IFC for distribution under their IFC Midnight label.
If you're like me and have been dying to check the film out, you'll be happy to know that it will be available on both Blu-ray and DVD on February 11, 2014, with an SRP of $29.98 and $24.98, respectively (though Amazon is sure to have it for a few bucks less).
The synopsis is as follows:
Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, August: Osage County, Zombieland) stars in director Vincenzo Natali's (Splice, Cube, ABCs of Death 2) unique take on the traditional haunted house story. In 1986, 15-year-old Lisa (Breslin) and her family died in their home under sinister circumstances. Unable to move on, their spirits have continued to roam the house. And for nearly 30 years, they have had to live the same miserable day over and over, never thinking they're anything but aliveBut now, Lisa has started noticing things that make her believe that she and her uncomprehending family are in fact ghosts. On top of that, she realizes that she must reach out from beyond the grave to help her living counterpart Olivia and her family avoid the same gruesome fate that Lisa and her loved ones suffered all those years ago.Uniquely unsettling and shocking, HAUNTER is a one-of-a-kind reverse ghost story that chills long after the final frame. Veteran actor Stephen McHattie co-stars as the sinister Pale Man, along with Eleanor Zichy (TV's "Skins"), Peter Outerbridge (Silent Hill: Revelation), Michelle Nolden (RED) and David Hewlett (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).
I'm a sucker for haunted house movies and ghost stories, so this one sounds right up my alley. How about you?