Select Page

Overlook Fest title “THE SUMMONED” lands distribution and a release date

Monday, June 6, 2022 | News


The self-help-turned-hellish opus will summon you to view it this summer.

XYZ Films has announced that it has picked up the Faustian fright feature THE SUMMONED out of the just-concluded Overlook Film Festival, with a July release planned in North America. Directed by Mark Meir from a script by Yuri Baranovsky, it stars J. Quinton Johnson (Broadway’s HAMILTON), Emma Fitzpatrick, Salvador Chacon, Angela Gulner and Freddy Douglas. The synopsis: “Young Elijah [Johnson] attends a self-help retreat with his rock-star girlfriend Lyn [Fitzpatrick], unaware that the enigmatic doctor who runs the estate has summoned him here to settle a generations-old supernatural debt.”

“All I can say is that I felt summoned to work on THE SUMMONED!” says XYZ’s James Emanuel Shapiro. “Mark, Yuri, and Angela created something smart and scary, and I can’t wait to show this to as many people as possible!”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).