The Pod trailer has arrived along with some menacing new artwork, and the folks at Bloody-Disgusting have the details.
According to the website, the film is about a family intervention that takes a dark and disturbing turn for a brother and sister as they work to convince their war veteran brother that he needs help.
Here’s the rest of the official synopsis.
“After receiving a troubling voicemail, estranged siblings Ed and Lyla (Dean Cates and Lauren Ashley Carter) travel to their isolated family lake house in Maine to hold an intervention on their increasingly paranoid, war veteran brother, Martin (Brian Morvant). But the situation rapidly spirals out of control when they discover the house completely ransacked and learn that Martin has constructed an elaborate and horrifying conspiracy theory surrounding a sinister entity that he believes he has trapped in the basement.”
From the looks of the Pod trailer itself, there may be something to Martin’s paranoid delusions, but like any good trailer, this one doesn’t give too much away. Have a look.
The website also debuted a new one-sheet, and it looks terrifically spooky in an Invasion of the Body Snatchers sort of way. (Not sure if that’s a spoiler or not.)
As for the release date, rumors are now circulating that Pod could get a limited theatrical run and begin rolling out on August 28, so if you’re located in a bigger market in particular, you may want to keep a close watch for this one.
The film is being widely considered as writer-director Mickey Keating’s coming-out party as a major force in horror.
Previous films include Ultra Violence, a deconstruction of the slasher sub-genre. In that previous effort — a 54-minute short film — “a down on her luck girl is forced out of her apartment and must move in with a family friend outside of the city. But upon her arrival, she soon realizes she has stumbled into the grave aftermath of a home invasion” (IMDb).
Keating’s feature debut was 2013’s Ritual, which in spite of having a few budget-induced flaws, has its share of fans. In that film, which carries much of the same cast, a man arrives at a seedy highway motel to find his estranged wife has killed a stranger connected with a dangerous cult.
Also this year, Keating has the films Darling and Carnage Park, so put those on your radar as well.
What did you think of the Pod trailer? Will this be one that you plan to check out?
[Image from Pod trailer, linked above]