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Trailer revealed for “ABANDONED,” with Emma Roberts and Michael Shannon

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A house with a horrible history is at the center of the new fright film.

Vertical Entertainment will release ABANDONED in theaters June 17 and on VOD/digital platforms June 24. Directed by Spencer Squire and scripted by Erik Patterson and Jessica Scott, it stars Emma Roberts (THE HUNT, AMERICAN HORROR STORY), John Gallagher Jr. (10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, HUSH), Paul Schneider and Michael Shannon (THE SHAPE OF WATER). The synopsis: “ABANDONED follows the sharply intense lives of Sara [Roberts], her husband Alex [Gallagher], and their infant son as they move into a remote farmhouse, which harbors a dark, tragic history. As their home’s past is revealed, the mother’s fragility escalates to a state of psychosis that jeopardizes her own safety and that of her newborn son.”

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.