New trailer for Oren Peli's "The River" tries to prove network TV can bring the horror

I suppose Oren Peli's second feature film, AREA 51, was abducted by the very subject he was filming. I jest, but good gravy what happened to that fucking movie?!?

Apparently trying to put it behind him with ABC's new found-footage horror skein "The River," a newly stitched trailer for the show has been released. As you'll see in the jarring, in-your-face new promo, Peli and AMC are out to prove network TV can really handle the hardcore horror. You buying it? I sure as shite ain't!

With Scott Michael Foster, Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Paul Blackthorne, Eloise Mumford (below), Paulina Gaitan, Daniel Zacapa, Katie Featherston and Thomas Kretschmann:

"The River" is set in motion when: Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. Now, the shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son Lincoln, he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole's cagey ex-producer Clark film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena, loyal mechanic Emilio and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson.

Once they find The Magus, the real adventure begins. In the search for Dr. Cole, they will encounter a scary new mystery each week, while struggling with their own personal jealousies, insecurities, secrets and desires. As they venture further into the Amazon, away from the world they know, the crew of The Magus will discover a place where one bad decision can be fatal, and where powerful magic is as real as science.

Sail down "The River" when it premieres on ABC February 7th.

Extra Tidbit: Trailer good enough to persuade you?
Source: ABC



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