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Kerri Russell And Josh Hamilton Lose Control In Dark Skies Trailer

Kerri Russell And Josh Hamilton Lose Control In Dark Skies Trailer

To date, Blumhouse Productions has spawned such spooky suburban horror movies as Paranormal Activity, Sinister and Insidious.

For their next frightening thriller, their freaky formula gets a science-fiction twist. Written and directed by Scott Charles Stewart, Dark Skies centers on the Barretts, a family who is normal in every possible way…until they’re not.

Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton star as Lacey and Daniel Barrett, who are forced to confront a mysterious and dangerous force that marks their son, terrorizes their house, and makes them both lose control.

A visual effects artist turned director, Stewart got a lot of flack for his previous over-the-top offerings Legion and Priest, which both blended horror elements with buttloads of CGI action.

They were generally loathed by critics, and only the former was a box office success. Personally, I enjoyed Legion for all its outlandishness, but think it’s a smart move on Stewart’s part to scale back and show what he can do without the reliance on visual spectacle that is his background.

The mood in this trailer is far more restrained than either of his previous films, and that suits the claustrophobic nature of haunting narratives. Of course, the final jump scare suggests this is not a haunting at all.