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At last, “THE EMPTY MAN” trailer teases the latest screen bogeyman

Friday, October 16, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

After bouncing around the release schedule a few times, 20th Century Studios’ THE EMPTY MAN finally makes his presence known in theaters next Friday, October 23, and the trailer dropped this morning.

Based on the graphic novels by Cullen Bunn, published by Boom! Studios, THE EMPTY MAN was written and directed by David Prior (not the one responsible for SLEDGEHAMMER, DEADLY PREY etc.) and stars James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland (THE DARK AND THE WICKED), Stephen Root, Ron Canada, Robert Aramayo, Joel Courtney and Sasha Frolova. The synopsis: “After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers a secretive group and their attempts to summon a horrific, mystical entity, and soon his life–and the lives of those close to him—are in grave danger.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.