The United Kingdom has contributed so much to the horror genre; including films like The Descent (2005), 28 Days Later (2002), and even cult classic Hellraiser (1987). Next year’s Ghost Stories looks to become the next great import from across the pond, and this week they treated us to three amazing trailers!
Based on the British stage play written by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, Ghost Stories tells the tale of skeptical psychologist Dr. Goodman (played on stage and screen by Nyman) as he embarks on a quest to discover the secrets of three seemingly paranormal incidents. The film stars Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Paul Whitehouse alongside Nyman.
In a refreshing show of studio support, the film is written and directed by Dyson and Nyman. With these two in control, audiences can expect this adaptation to be as true to their vision and source material as humanly possible. We can only hope that this artistic freedom will be adopted in Hollywood.
Ghost Stories is being distributed by Lionsgate and will be released in the UK on April 13th, 2018 (Yes, that’s a FRIDAY the 13th!). IFC Midnight has picked up distribution here in North America and will give the film a limited theatrical release and an On-Demand showing later in the year. Audiences across the Atlantic have already had a sneak peak of the film as it premiered at this year’s BFI London Film Festival. Reviews have been positive so far, with Stephen Dalton of The Hollywood Reporter stating that “Ghost Stories is a witty and well-crafted love letter to old-school horror tropes.”
We get really excited anytime the words “British”, “Horror” and “Anthology” get bandied about, so be sure to keep an eye on Nightmare on Film Street. We will be posting any updates we get as to when the the North American release date will be. For now, check out the three teaser trailers (1 above, 2 below) and let us know what you think!