Isabelle Fuhrman & Rory Culkin in 'The Last Thing Mary Saw' Trailer
by Alex Billington
January 6, 2022
"Our fate rests on this." Shudder has unveiled an official trailer for an indie horror film titled The Last Thing Mary Saw, marking the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Edoardo Vitaletti. This premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival last year, and it also played at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival. Set in winter, 1843, in rural New York. A young woman is under investigation after the mysterious death of her family's matriarch. Her recollection of the events sheds new light on the ageless forces behind the tragedy. Described as a film with "a slow-burn tension that explodes", this horror will stream exclusively on Shudder this month. Another good grab for the horror streaming service. The film stars Rory Culkin, Stefanie Scott, and Isabelle Fuhrman, with Carolyn McCormick, Judith Roberts, and Shane Coffey. This isn't my kind of horror, underlit and the violin plucks are so redundant, but it does look seriously eerie and creepy.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Edoardo Vitaletti's The Last Thing Mary Saw, from YouTube:
Southold, NY, 1843: Young Mary (Stefanie Scott), blood trickling from behind the blindfold tied around her eyes, is interrogated about the events surrounding her grandmother’s death. As the story jumps back in time, we witness Mary, raised in a repressively religious household, finding fleeting happiness in the arms of Eleanor (Isabelle Fuhrman), the home’s maid. Her family, who believe they are seeing, speaking, and acting on God’s behalf, view the girls’ relationship as an abomination, to be dealt with as severely as possible. The couple attempt to carry on in secret, but someone is always watching, or listening, and the wages of perceived sin threaten to become death, with the tension only heightened by the arrival of an enigmatic stranger (Rory Culkin) and the revelation of greater forces at work. The Last Thing Mary Saw is both written & directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Edoardo Vitaletti, making his feature directorial debut after one other short. This initially premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival last year. Shudder will debut The Last Thing Mary Saw streaming exclusively starting January 20th, 2022 this month. Curious?
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