The world of horror is just now starting to catch wind of a little supernatural suspense film by the name of The Drownsman from writer/director Chad Archibald who aims to deliver a new kind of villain that echoes the legendary monsters from films like Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and Hellraiser. That’s certainly a tall order but there’s no denying how badly the genre could use a good ol’ fashion horror icon right now. And who knows, maybe The Drownsman could be just that.
Today, Fangoria snagged an exclusive look at the film’s first poster and it’s absolutely stunning. This could very well be the best horror poster we see this year—amazing! Supposedly there’s a trailer heading our way next month so be on the look out for that. If it’s half as good as this poster I’d say we’re in for a wicked treat. Dig it!
Here’s a synopsis:
After almost drowning in a lake, Madison finds herself bound to a life of fear. Unable to describe what happened to her during the moments she was underwater, Madison begins to develop hydrophobia: an abnormal fear of water. Crippled by her post trauma, Madison attempts to shut out the world around her but, her fear intensifies when she begins to be haunted by the vision of an evil figure. After watching her struggle for over a year, Madison’s four friends stage an intervention in a desperate attempt to help. In doing so, they accidentally open a floodgate to a dark place where none of them are safe. As Madison and her friends dive deeper into the dark historyof the evil that haunts them, they’re dragged one by one to a horrifying place where they may never return.
The Drownsman stars Michelle Mylett, Caroline Korycki, Gemma Bird Matheson, Sydney Kondruss, Clare Bastable and Ry Barrett. Look for it sometime in 2015.