A new trailer for the Gary Oldman led Mary just dropped, taking horror to the high seas!
What really sold me about this movie, besides the legend that is Gary Oldman, is that you don’t really see movies like this all that much. A haunted house movie on a boat? Sign me up!
The trailer makes the plot pretty easy to piece together, but I’ll give the official synopsis for it anyway:
David (Academy Award Winner Gary Oldman) is a struggling blue-collar captain looking to make a better life for his family. Strangely drawn to an abandoned ship that is up for auction, David impulsively buys the boat, believing it will be his family’s ticket to happiness and prosperity. But soon after they embark on their maiden journey, strange and frightening events begin to terrorize David and his family, causing them to turn on one another and doubt their own sanity. With tensions high, the ship drifts off course, and it becomes horrifyingly clear that they are being lured to an even greater evil out at sea.
The thought of being trapped on a boat in the middle of the ocean is a horrifying enough thought – nothing but seemingly endless water for miles and miles with no idea what could be under you? No thank you. Then they have to go and throw a ghost in the mix, which I find to be a personal attack. I don’t really know how a situation could get worse than a ghost haunting your family on your new boat in the middle of the ocean with no one around to help. Add in the creepy little girl and some good old fashioned possession and we’ve got ourselves literal Hell on the high seas.
Mary is directed by Michael Goi who is most known for his cinematography work on American Horror Story, which nabbed him several Emmy nominations. The film is written by Anthony Jaswinski, who wrote the unjustly underrated 2016 film The Shallows (which I recommend wholeheartedly to everyone reading this), so he definitely has experience with scaring audiences on the open water.
Mary is set to drop in theaters and on VOD on October 11th of this year. What do you think of the trailer? Is this a trip you find worth taking or would you rather just give it a pass? 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!