Shane West is hunted by the Zodiac Killer in tense Awakening the Zodiac trailer

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A chilling new trailer and poster for Zodiac Killer-inspired horror film Awakening the Zodiac have been released, and you can have a look below.

Directed by Jonathan Wright (16 Blocks), the movie stars Shane West (Salem), Leslie Bibb (Iron Man), Matt Craven (X-Men: First Class), Stephen McHattie (The Strain), Nicholas Campbell (Goon) and Kenneth Welsh (The Day After Tomorrow). As implied above, Wright’s horror film is inspired by the Zodiac Killer, who went on a murder spree during the 1960s and 1970s and was never found. Here’s an official synopsis:

The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer’s film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn’t long until they find themselves in the killer’s lethal cross-hairs.

The film reel touch is really creepy, even though it’s obviously nothing new for the genre. Sinister used the same idea as basis for the movie's storyline back in 2012; and those film reels really freaked me the hell out. I’m looking forward to see how this new Zodiac-inspired horror movie will play out.

Awakening the Zodiac will open in theaters on June 9. What do you think?

(via Bloody Disgusting)

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