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Official trailer and poster for Simon Barrett’s “SEANCE” raise the dead

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The screenwriter of YOU’RE NEXT, THE GUEST, DEAD BIRDS and more makes his feature directorial debut on the chiller coming next month.

RLJE Films releases SÉANCE, scripted and helmed by Simon Barrett, to select theaters and on VOD/digital platforms May 21, followed by a Shudder premiere later in the year. Produced by Dark Castle Entertainment (ORPHAN, GOTHIKA, HOUSE OF WAX), the film stars Suki Waterhouse (ASSASSINATION NATION, THE BAD BATCH), Madisen Beaty, Ella-Rae Smith, Inanna Sarkis, Seamus Patterson and Marina Stephenson-Kerr. The synopsis: “In SEANCE, Camille Meadows [Waterhouse] is the new girl at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls. Soon after her arrival, six girls invite her to join them in a late-night ritual, calling forth the spirit of a dead former student who reportedly haunts their halls. But before morning, one of the girls is dead, leaving the others wondering what they may have awakened.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.