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Exclusive clip: Something scary in the shower from “HE’S WATCHING”

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 | Exclusives, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

This chiller about haunted siblings is a true family affair.

XYZ Films releases HE’S WATCHING on VOD tomorrow, July 21. It was written, directed, shot and edited by Jacob Aaron Estes (of the acclaimed MEAN CREEK and DON’T LET GO) with his family during the COVID-19 lockdown; he produced with his wife, musician Gretchen Lieberum, and their children Iris Serena Estes and Lucas Steel Estes, Iris contributed to the story and the two kids star. The synopsis: “When happy-go-lucky siblings Iris and Lucas (playing fictionalized versions of themselves) are left alone while their parents recover from an illness, a series of playful pranks they play on each other escalate when they start receiving unsettling images and videos on their phones. With the incoming messages becoming increasingly nightmarish, Iris and Lucas realize something sinister has taken root in their home.”

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.