By MICHAEL GINGOLD
World-premiering at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival this weekend, THEY REMAIN is the latest horror feature from Phillip Gelatt, director of the acclaimed THE BLEEDING HOUSE. Read on to check out the new trailer.
Playing at the Lovecraft Fest on Saturday, October 7 at 7 p.m. with Gelatt in attendance (see more info here), THEY REMAIN is based on the short story “-30-“ by award-winning author Laird Barron. The movie will see theatrical release from Paladin later this fall. Also scripted by Gelatt, who wrote EUROPA REPORT and has a background in video games (including award-winning work on RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER) and comics, THEY REMAIN stars William Jackson Harper and Rebecca Henderson. The synopsis: “THEY REMAIN explores the evolving relationship between Keith [Harper] and Jessica [Henderson], two scientists who are employed by a vast, impersonal corporation to investigate an unspeakable horror that took place at the remote encampment of a mysterious cult. Working and living in a state-of-the-art, high-tech environment that is completely at odds with their surroundings, they spend their days gathering physical evidence, analyzing it and reporting on their findings.
“The intensity of their work, and their extreme isolation, bring the pair closer. But, when Jessica discovers a mysterious artifact of unknown origin, the dynamic between them changes: Secrets are kept, sexual tensions arise, and paranoia sets in. Keith begins to have visions and is unable to distinguish whether they are nightmares or hauntings. Having lost all sense of what is real and what is imagined, all he knows is that the horror he and Jessica have been sent to uncover—a horror that could be biological, psychological, or supernatural—now threatens his very survival.”