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Exclusive clip: Shadows of fear in “YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT”

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | Exclusive, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Kevin Bacon and his family are haunted by their new home in the Universal/Blumhouse chiller that opens this week. Have a look at a creepy exclusive excerpt after the jump.

YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT will be available on premium VOD this Friday, June 19. David Koepp (screenwriter of JURASSIC PARK, PANIC ROOM et al.) reteams as writer/director with Bacon from STIR OF ECHOES, and the film also stars Amanda Seyfried and Avery Essex. The synopsis: “Theo Conroy [Bacon] is a successful middle-aged man whose marriage to his much younger actress wife, Susanna [Seyfried], is shredding at the seams, frayed by her secretiveness, his jealousy, and the shadow of his past. In an effort to repair their relationship, Theo and Susanna book a vacation at a stunning, remote modern home in the Welsh countryside for themselves and their six-year-old daughter, Ella [Essex]. What at first seems like a perfect retreat distorts into a perfect nightmare when Theo’s grasp on reality begins to unravel and he suspects that a sinister force within the house knows more than he or Susanna have revealed, even to each other.”

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.