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“BURIED” team’s “DOWN A DARK HALL” sets summer release

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Based on a novel by the author of I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, DOWN A DARK HALL is the latest film from from the duo behind the harrowing Ryan Reynolds thriller BURIED, and it’s got a date to see the light this summer.

Lionsgate Premiere and Summit Entertainment will bring DOWN A DARK HALL to select theaters and VOD August 17. Director Rodrigo Cortés (pictured with Uma Thurman) reunites with BURIED scripter Chris Sparling on the film; Mike Goldbach also worked on the script, from Lois Duncan’s book. The cast additionally includes AnnaSophia Robb (THE REAPING), Isabelle Fuhrman (ORPHAN), Victoria Moroles, Noah Silver, Taylor Russell and Rosie Day. The synopsis: “Kit [Robb], a difficult young girl, is sent to the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School when her heated temper becomes too much for her mother to handle. Once she arrives at Blackwood, Kit encounters eccentric headmistress Madame Duret [Thurman] and meets the school’s only other students, four young women also headed down a troubled path. While exploring the labyrinthine corridors of the school, Kit and her classmates discover that Blackwood Manor hides an age-old secret rooted in the paranormal.”

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.