Peter Facinelli Unleashes 'The Damned' in Boring Horror Trailer
Just as the refreshing supernatural horror thriller Deliver Us from Evil hits theaters today before the big holiday weekend, a trailer for a much more generic and seemingly boring film in the same genre has arrive. If The Damned wasn't generic enough of a title for you, the trailer does a much better job of delivering the same kind of story and scares we've seen time and time again. At first it seems like this might be different with the set-up coming from a mudslide accident that leaves a family (led by Peter Facinelli) stranded in Colombia, but then it heads into familiar territory with a creepy, dirty, wet girl scaring them, things moving by themselves, and all that cliche jazz. Plus, it's just edited poorly with long-winded text bumpers. Watch?
Here's the first trailer for Victor Garcia's The Damned from IFC Films:
The Damned is directed by Victor Garcia (Mirrors 2) and written by Richard D'Ovidio (The Call) and David Higgins. American David Reynolds (Peter Facinelli of The Twilight Saga), widowed from his Colombian-born wife, flies to Bogota with his new fiancée (Sophia Myles) to retrieve his rebellious teenage daughter Jill (Nathalia Ramos). En route to the city of Medellin, a car accident leaves them stranded in a rundown isolated inn. When they discover the old innkeeper has locked a young girl in the basement, they are determined to set her free, but ultimately unleash an ancient evil that's been waiting to wreak havoc on all in its path. IFC Midnight releases the film on VOD July 25th and in limited theaters on August 29th.