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Trailer, poster and release news: Cult chiller “THE AVIARY,” with Malin Akerman

Friday, April 1, 2022 | News


It’s the first feature from the creators of the popular on-line horror/comedy short THE SLEEPOVER.

Saban Films has announced an April 29 theatrical and VOD/digital release date for THE AVIARY, written and directed by Chris Cullari and Jennifer Raite. Malin Akerman (THE FINAL GIRLS), Lorenza Izzo (KNOCK KNOCK) and Chris Messina star, with a producing team including Blumhouse veteran Jeanette Volturno and GET OUT’s Marcei A. Brown. The synopsis: “This twisted thriller is about two women’s desperate attempt to flee the clutches of Skylight, an insidious cult. Trapped at Skylight’s isolated desert campus, The Aviary, Jillian [Akerman] and Blair [Izzo] join forces to make a treacherous escape. Alone in the harsh wilderness, they are consumed by paranoia and unable to shake the feeling that they are being followed by the cult’s leader, Seth [Messina], a man as seductive as he is controlling. With supplies dwindling and their senses failing, Jillian and Blair are faced with a horrifying question: How do you run from an enemy who lives inside your head?”

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,, 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.