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Long-delayed “POLAROID,” from new “CHILD’S PLAY” director, finally has a date and a trailer

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Originally set for release two years ago by Dimension Films and orphaned by the Weinstein scandal, the supernatural chiller POLAROID is at last seeing release next month. Read on for the info and the trailer.

Vertical Entertainment will release POLAROID to select theaters and VOD September 17. Directed by Lars Klevberg (CHILD’S PLAY 2019) from a script by Blair Butler (based on Klevberg’s short film of the same title), the movie stars Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young, Samantha Logan, Keenan Tracey, Priscilla Quintana, Grace Zabriskie (TWIN PEAKS), Mitch Pileggi (THE X FILES) and Javier Botet (MAMA, CRIMSON PEAK, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK). The synopsis: “A high school loner, Bird Fitcher [Prescott], has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end.”

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.