We’ve seen a handful of great trailers over the last few weeks, but the trailer Ryan Gregory Phillips’ Shortwave might just be my favorite of them all—this thing is just as gorgeous looking as it is haunting. And the reason why I like this trailer so much is that the first half of it is so deceptive, hardly hinting at any horror at all. But it isn’t until the fleeting moments that we get a taste of just how nasty this little movie gets, and I totally dig that.
There’s no word on a release date but the film will see its World Premiere at the upcoming Dances with Films this Saturday, June 4th.
Josh and Isabel Harris, after suffering the loss of their only child, relocate to a secluded hillside research facility with the hopes of repairing their broken family. After years of trying, Josh and his research partner, Thomas, have a breakthrough involving a cryptic shortwave radio signal and its universal origins. Something within the signal resonates with Isabel and she begins experiencing seeming hallucinations and visions of distant memories. Upon further investigation into the phenomenon, the scientists fear for Isabel’s health while Isabel fears the signal has attracted something sinister to their new home.
It stars Juanita Ringeling, Cristobal Tapia Montt, Kyle Davis, featuring Jay Ellis, Nina Senicar, and Sara Malakul Lane.