The Accursed: Screen Media plans fall release for horror film from Willy’s Wonderland director

We heard back in August that Kevin Lewis, director of the “Nicolas Cage vs. possessed animatronics” film Willy’s Wonderland (watch it HERE), was taking the helm of a possession horror movie called The Accursed. Now, thanks to Deadline, we know we’re going to have the chance to watch The Accursed this fall. Screen Media has acquired North American distribution rights to the film and are planning to give it a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release.

Currently in post-production, The Accursed stars Mena Suvari (American Horror Story), Sarah Grey (Power Rangers), Meg Foster (Stepfather II: Make Room for Daddy), Alexis Knapp (Pitch Perfect), and Sarah Dumont (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse). The film centers on 

a young woman who faces a horrifying past. When her estranged mother dies by suicide, Elly (Grey) is forced to return home from volunteering as a nurse abroad. Determined to sell the family home and get her life back on track, she finds herself haunted by terrifying visions of her mother. Consumed by guilt and eager for a quick escape, Elly accepts the offer from Alma (Suvari) as a temporary caregiver to look after the comatose Ms. Ambrose (Foster) in her isolated cabin. But Alma has nefarious plans for Elly and she soon is confronted with Mary Lynn (Knapp), a witch hunter who is hellbent on lifting the demonic curse that has plagued her family for generations. Elly discovers that Ms. Ambrose has a history in the black arts, as well as a mysterious connection to Elly’s mother. As she tries to unlock the truth with her friend Beth (Dumont), it becomes all too clear that Elly was lured to the cabin under false pretenses.

Rob Kennedy wrote the screenplay for The Accursed, which is described as being like “if Sam Raimi and Dario Argento had a love child and James Wan was its uncle”… And that right there is the main reason why I want to watch this movie.

Storyoscopic Films’ Marcus Englefield and George Lee are producing the film, while Rob Kennedy serves as an executive producer alongside Scott Harbert, Jeremy Ross, Fred Hedman, and Edward Kennedy. Ann Carli is the executive producer. The financing for The Accursed is being provided by Evolution Pictures, while GFM Film Sales is handling worldwide sales.

We’ll let you know when Screen Media announces a specific release date for The Accursed. In the meantime, here’s a rather murky first look image:

The Accursed Kevin Lewis

Source: Deadline

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