Alexandra Daddario and Taissa Farmiga alongside a very creepy Crispin Glover, and nefarious Sebastian Stan star in this tale of two sisters who live in a large manor, caring for their deranged uncle. Brainstorm Media has now released the first trailer for their upcoming Shirley Jackson adaptation, We Have Always Lived in the Castle.
Check out the creepy first trailer for We Have Always Lived In The Castle below:
Directed by American filmmaker Stacie Passon, making her second feature film after making Concussion in 2013, in addition directing a lot of Television, this is another Shirley Jackson adaptation after her work found a resurgence with Netflix’s incredibly popular Haunting of Hill House. The screenplay is written by Mark Kruger; based on the beloved mystery novel by Shirley Jackson, which was first published in 1962.
So Merricat and Constance are played by two incredibly talented young actresses who are no strangers to horror? Check. We have Crispin Glover playing Uncle Julian and really creeping it up? Check. The movie is based on a beloved mystery novel by one of the best authors of the 21st century? Check.
“I read Castle first when I was in high school,” said filmmaker Stacie Passon in her director’s statement. “It is smart, suspenseful, dark satire. The story, narrated by an 18-year-old sociopathic girl named Merricat Blackwood, is a rich mix of American political and social commentary. The themes of isolation, gender, class warfare seem even more relevant today.” We Have Always Lived In The Castle premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival last year, and the film has enough going for it to warrant a viewing, especially if you’re a fan of Jackson’s work, or any of the four talented principal casts.
Check out the poster for the film, which definitely touts its relation to Haunting of Hill House, below as well:
We Have Always Lived in the Castle will be released on VOD starting May 17th.
Source: Brainstorm Media, Great Point Media