This horror is a family affair.
Surgat–a new horror film that will be presented to potential financiers at this week’s Frontieres Market–has landed its two stars, according to a report in Variety.
Francesca Reale (Stranger Things) and Dagmara Dominczyk (Succession) will headline the feature from the writer-director team of Michael and Sam Borowiec–the filmmakers behind Man Underground, which won Best First Feature at the 2016 Fantasia Film Festival.
The film–described as a cross between Hereditary and Rosemary’s Baby–is being produced by Josh Ruben (Scare Me) and Sean Lyness (Abacus).
Surgat follows a young pregnant woman named Heather, “whose life is thrown into chaos when a demonic spirit is released upon her home, possessing her family members and turning them against her,” according to the synopsis.
Rather than merely possessing its victims, the demon Surgat possesses everyone around its target, “ultimately forcing them to become the monsters they fear most–their true selves.”
The filmmakers call the movie “equal parts horror and psychological drama,” adding that it “explores the complex relationships of a family struggling with grief, poverty, addiction and denial–and what happens when secrets that have been long buried start to surface.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Surgat.