I’m a sucker for grief-driven horror. The idea of being so utterly heartbroken about losing someone you love that you’d do anything to bring them back resonates with me on a deeply personal level, so any time I hear about a new genre movie that explores that feeling, I’m instantly intrigued. And you know what? I think I just might’ve found the next grief horror gem. Shudder has released a trailer for their upcoming original movie From Black, and it looks amazing. Here’s the official plot synopsis:
A young mother, crushed by guilt after the disappearance of her young son 5 years previously, is presented with a bizarre offer to learn the truth and set things right. But how far is she willing to go, and is she willing to pay the terrifying price for a chance to hold her boy again?
Right off the bat, that story alone has me totally hooked. It’s very reminiscent of two of my favorite horror films of the past few years, Hereditary and Anything for Jackson, and that’s an excellent starting point. Then, when you add in the awesome trailer, From Black becomes even more enticing.
For starters, this trailer is dripping with atmosphere from beginning to end. Even when it’s not showing you anything particularly scary, you can’t help but feel like something terrible is going to happen, and that bone-chilling sense of foreboding is absolutely captivating. On top of that, this trailer also features a whole boatload of really creepy horror imagery, including a few glimpses of one of the most terrifying demons I’ve seen in a while. That combination of atmosphere and imagery forms a one-two punch that’s pretty hard to beat, so if this trailer is any indication, From Black just might be one of the best horror movies of the year.
From Black hits Shudder and AMC+ on April 28.