The story surrounds a mother and daughter who are tormented by a ruthless creature.

Scott Speedman is teaming up again with director Bryan Bertino. Speedman starred Bertino’s 2008 directorial debut The Strangers, and the duo is back for more in the newly announced There Are Monsters. Also starring are Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica), Ella Ballentine (The Captive), and Zoe Kazan (Olive Kitteridge).

The Hollywood Reporter says:

The movie focuses on a mother and daughter who are trapped and tormented by a ruthless creature.

Production on the Atlas Independent, an affiliate company of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment, and Unbroken Pictures project is underway in Canada.

William Green and Aaron Ginsburg of Atlas Independent will produce with Adrienne Biddle of Unbroken Pictures. Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle will serve as an executive producer alongside Sonny Mallhi.

There Are Monsters will be distributed by A24 in the U.S. and is set to release in 2016.

And here’s a synopsis:

From the creator of The Strangers comes a world of the lost: freezing, spitting needles of rain, thunderbolt lightning, hypothermic cold, and disorientating utter darkness.

A mother and daughter are trapped and tormented in a black forest by a screeching creature – it is unlike anything we have heard before. Not human. Not animal. Like a thousand horses, like a mother’s clamour, a baby’s wail, a father’s howl.

Their relationship at the breaking point, 10-year-old Lizzy is all out of faith in her mother, Kathy, but tries to stay brave and fearless. Kathy, on the edge and barely keeping it together, knows that only a mother’s protective love, her most primal instinct, can save her daughter from what’s lurking in the darkness…

 

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