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Eerie rural chiller “THE ARBORS” is creeping in next month; details & trailer

Friday, February 26, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A small creature in a small town creates big trouble in this independent fright feature.

Gravitas Ventures will release THE ARBORS on VOD March 26. Clayton Witmer directed from a script he wrote with Chelsey Cummings, and the cast is headed by Drew Matthews, Ryan Davenport, Sarah Cochrane, Daryl Munroe, Lexi Rose and Brooks Addis. The synopsis: “Set against a dreary small town, THE ARBORS follows Ethan Daunes [Matthews], a reclusive locksmith struggling to keep ties with his younger brother, Shane [Davenport]. Ethan’s life takes an unsettling turn after finding a strange small creature and forming a mysterious connection. After a string of unexplained killings, the creature’s true nature is soon revealed, and Ethan finds himself at the center of panic and paranoia.” Go here for exclusive comments from the filmmakers.

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.