A new trailer just dropped for the CM Punk headlined psychological/supernatural horror film The Girl On The Third Floor, a haunted house flick promising some eerie and interesting twists and turns.
Directed by Travis Stevens in his directorial debut (who produced such genre jaunts as We Are Still Here), The Girl on the Third Floor puts CM Punk (a.k.a. Phil Brooks) in his first starring role as a husband struggling to keep his family together. Fixing up a dilapidated and most definitely haunted house in a race against time for the arrival of his soon-to-be-born child, the house will question his loyalty to his wife Liz (Trieste Kelly Dunn), and ultimately – his sanity.
The plot synopsis for the film is as follows:
“A man tries to renovate a dilapidated house for his growing family, only to learn that the house has other plans.”
It seems from the trailer, combining both psychological and supernatural elements. Usually for a lot of movies in that vein, they try to keep the audience guessing if any of it is real or if all of it is just in the characters head. The Girl On The Third Floor straight up doesn’t appear to be trying to keep us guessing if there’s anything supernatural going on. There be ghosts, black sludge, and a sink that spews blood out of it like a geyser. Color me curious!
Also, can we talk about CM Punk here? I’m going to talk about CM Punk. He’s giving off some genuinely unsettling vibes and invoking a little bit of Jack Nicholson a la The Shining. We seem to be in a bit of a new age of actors who were former wrestlers are staring in really good movies and I am here for it. Dave Batista, John Cena, The Rock, and probably a bunch of others I’m leaving out because I know absolutely nothing about wrestling.
Nightmare on Film Street’s Stephanie Cole reviewed the film out of the Boston Underground Festival, and had this to say, “Girl on the Third Floor is a marvelous little ghost story. It manages to be unique in an oversaturated sub-genre. The dread and atmosphere alone make the film worth seeing, and there are serious scares, uniquely handled gore and smart surprises to boot. ”
Elissa Dowling (We Are Still Here) and newcomer Sarah Brooks also star.
The Girl On The Third Floor is set to hit theaters and video on demand on October 25th. Does the trailer entice you? Or is this one house you just won’t be visiting? Head on down to the official Nightmare on Film Street Twitter, The Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook, and our Subreddit to let us know!