At first, this new trailer for The Black Room almost plays like a preview of the next Scary Movie sequel, but finally it descends into a horrifying nightmare of demonic resurrection somewhat akin to Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby. Such tonal swings usually spell doom for horror films, but this indie affair has enough star power and sexy-time atmosphere to potentially elevate itself above the usual fright fodder.
Starring the Species franchise's Natasha Henstridge and directed by Rolfe Kanefsky, The Black Room tells the supernatural story of a young couple's dream home that swiftly turns into a hellish abode when they discover the previous owners were evil spirit-summoning freaks.
Here's the official synopsis:
Paul and Jennifer Hemdale have just moved into their dream house. But their happy marriage is about to be put to the test as they slowly discover the secret behind the black room in the cellar. Something else is already living in their new home and it is growing stronger every day.
Check out this first trailer for The Black Room and gallery of stills below and tell us how long you'd hang out in a hell house before you called the realtor for a refund.
Also starring Lin Shaye (Insidious) and Dominique Swain (Lolita, Face/Off), The Black Room opens on April 28.
(Via Coming Soon)