It's Jena Malone vs. violent Victorian ghosts in eerie new Angelica trailer

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Jan 30, 2015, 7:02 PM EST

Jena Malone is a mercurial actor who can immerse herself in a deep and varied pool of creative material -- whether it's her turn in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay, Donnie Darko or Sucker Punch, there's a simmering intensity shown that makes her irresistible to watch.  

And we can't wait to see what she does with her rumored role in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where she'll likely play Carrie Kelley, the female version of Robin found in Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns.  Until then, Malone has a spooky new movie by the cult director of Teeth, Mitchell Lichtenstein, with paranormal activity let loose upon a suburban London home in the 19th century.  Based on the horror novel by Arthur Phillips, Angelica appears to be a ghostly affair in the same vein as The Woman In Black or An American Haunting, with malevolent spirits manifesting themselves in a historic household to wreak havoc and invoke sexual hysteria.

Here's the official synopsis:

In Victorian England, sexual repression opens a rift between young couple Constance and Joseph after the birth of their daughter, Angelica.  As Constance becomes more and more protective of little Angelica, a ghostly predator begins to make its way through the house late at night.  Angelica is a spellbinding ghost story about desire, repression and its consequences.

Also starring Janet McTeer, Ed Stoppard and Glynnis O'Connor, Angelica premieres at the Berlin Film Festival next week.  Check out the trailer and tell us if you think audiences should be afraid.

(Via Shock Til You Drop)