A new trailer has dropped for independent horror The Campus, written and directed by J. Horton. The film is described as groundhog day-esque, a moniker previously reserved for 2017’s Happy Death Day. The Campus follows an unlikely protagonist, a girl who’s returned home for a family funeral with nefarious plans to rip off the family business. Things take a turn (again, and again) once the devil gets involved.
Watch the official trailer, above.
After dying following breaking his deal with the Devil, family patriarch Robert Wainwright passes his debt on to his long-estranged daughter, Morgan [Bryant]. She soon finds herself in a never-ending cycle of terror as she is brutally murdered and then resurrected over and over again, each time losing a piece of her soul. Now Morgan must discover why this is happening and break the deadly cycle in order to escape her chilling fate and find redemption.
The Campus stars Rachel Amanda Bryant. Robert C. Pullman, Brit Sheridan, Scott Menville, Hakeemshady Mohamed, Aaron Groben, and Kevin Caliber co-star. The film is produced by James Bills, Sean Reid, and Kacper Skowron. The film is executive produced by Joe Bartone, John Mitchell, and Robert C. Pullman and co-produced by Robert Bravo.
In a conversation with Dread Central, writer/director J. Horton divulged some inspiration and what we can expect of the upcoming film; “So this one starts out like kind of a home invasion piece with guys stalking [our protagonist] in Aztec masks, sort of like The Strangers or You’re Next; but every time she dies, she comes back in the same building but in a different scenario, and there’s five in total.”
The Campus will premiere at the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood on January 26th. The Campus will then spread to VOD, landing on Amazon Instant February 1st, with iTunes, DIRECTV and Vudu following suit. Physical release is slated for March, 2018.