Horror hounds, get ready for what critics are already calling “one of the major discoveries of Fantasia 2023” – the chilling new thriller New Life, the buzzy directorial debut of John Rosman. I was thrilled to get an exclusive first look at the teaser for this film ahead of its world premiere at Montreal’s legendary Fantasia International Film Festival on August 8th.
Produced by the twisted minds behind last year’s gruesome hit The Mortuary Collection and the upcoming Sundance screamfest Something in the Dirt, New Life boasts an intriguing premise that plays on both supernatural horror and gritty crime thrills. The teaser hints at a terrifying collision between a mysterious woman on the run, played by Hayley Erin (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), and a driven government agent, brought to life by the fantastic Sonya Walger (For All Mankind, Lost).
As the stakes rise and the body count spirals, their two stories become inextricably linked. The stylish teaser shows flashes of creepy settings, jolting jump scares, and an impending apocalypse. Fantasia promises New Life will be “one of the major discoveries” of their 2023 festival, and I’m ready to be the first in line.
Rosman’s background as an award-winning journalist adds an extra air of grounded realism, while production company SpectreVision – the warped minds behind Mandy and the trippy Color Out of Space – brings the sinister atmosphere. Genre fans will also recognize Tony Amendola, the ominous omen from Annabelle.
New Life will surely be the breakout horror hit of 2023. Catch it if you dare at Fantasia, then prepare for sleepless nights when it haunts theaters later this year. I’ll keep my ear to the crypt for more chilling updates!
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