A young woman is sent to a boarding school for wayward girls where doors creak, shadows are seen shambling in the hallways at night, and creepy old men with cracks in their faces and blank white eyes appear out of nowhere in the new trailer for Lionsgate’s latest supernatural thriller, Down a Dark Hall.
In Down a Dark Hall, AnnaSophia Robb (Soul Surfer, The Carrie Diaries) plays Kit, a young girl with “two suspensions, a misdemeanor arrest, and a still pending arson charge,” who is sent to a mysterious Blackwood Boarding School as “an alternative to prison.” Once at Blackwood, Kit encounters headmistress Madame Duret played by a thoroughly creeptastic Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Vols. I & II) sporting a hard-to-place accent (German? Austrian? Horrorfilmanic?) and meets four other young troubled women who happen to be the school’s only other students.
As Kit and her classmates go down Blackwood Manor’s dark halls (and of course they find a part of the building that Thurman’s Madame Duret warns “is off-limits to the students”), they learn that the school hides an age-old paranormal secret. Jump scares and things that go bump in the night ensue. Check out the trailer here:
Based on the gothic YA novel of the same name by Lois Duncan (author of I Know What You Did Last Summer) and produced by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight), Down a Dark Hall is written by Mike Goldbach and Chris Sparling and directed by Rodrigo Cortés (Buried). In addition to Robb and Thurman, Down a Dark Hall also stars Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan), Victoria Moroles (Teen Wolf), Noah Silver (The Tribes of Palos Verdes), Taylor Russell (Falling Skies) and Rosie Day (Outlander).
Down a Dark Hall is slated to hit theatres on August 17.