The French filmmaking pair Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury made a name for themselves in the horror genre with their first two films Livid and Inside and now the duo are back with their now-filming third film, Among The Living. The premise is very intriguing as it centers around three kids who find themselves in a situation of unspeakable horror. It is being billed as a cross between Stand by Me and IT — something I think we can all get behind.
Youngsters, Victor, Dan and Tom skip school to wander around an abandoned movie set. They stumble upon a horrific vision : a woman in chains is dragged through the field by a man wearing a clown mask. The masked man catches a glimpse of the boys, who scramble to run away. But, before they can escape, they see something which has been hidden for years, something they were not meant to see. Terrified of having been seen by the masked man, the boys try to alert the police. Unfortunately, their past record of unruly behavior discredits them and the police do not follow up on their tipoff. That night someone breaks into their homes, seeking to eliminate them…one after another… They are going to meet Klarence…
It’s a pretty wicked sounding little flick and we’ve already seen what Bustillo and Maury are capable of so I’ll be keeping a very close eye on this one. When talking about the abandoned movie set and its ideal location the directors said, “it carries tremendous collective memories while providing various places for our fear to hide and grow. It was the perfect place for Klarence’s nest…”. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty damn intrigued by this Klarence fellow.
Chloe Coulloud, Lannick Gautry, Francis Renaud, and Beatrice Dalle are all starring.