YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT inside look – go behind the scenes of Kevin Bacon’s Blumhouse thriller

YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT inside look – go behind the scenes of Kevin Bacon’s Blumhouse thriller

Blumhouse was already having a successful year thanks to THE INVISIBLE MAN, but their next offering is going straight to VOD thanks to Covid-19 shutting down movie theaters. YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT almost feels like it could be a spiritual cousin to THE INVISIBLE MAN in some way, the story revolving around a couple that move into a new house, only to discover strange occurrences around them… which gets progressively worst the longer they stay… but it some of it all in their head, or a more frightening supernatural force? The film stars Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried, and it’s written and directed by David Koepp (JURASSIC PARK, PANIC ROOM, ZATHURA). Two things to note about Koepp – his last directed film was the dreadful Johnny Depp bomb MORTDECAI (2015), but he’s also worked previously with Kevin Bacon on similar material writing the ghost story STIR OF ECHOES (1999). Normally I’d say a film like this going direct to VOD is not a good sign, but currently it’s just a sign of the times until the Coronavirus threat is over. Take a look at the new “Inside Look” featurette and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Theo (Kevin Bacon) and Susanna (Amanda Seyfried) are a couple seeking a restful vacation on an isolated edge of the world in the Welsh countryside only to discover that secrets demand a reckoning and travel with them. Their marriage is shredding at the seams, frayed by her secretiveness, his jealousy, and the shadow of his past. At first their vacation with their six year old daughter seems like a perfect retreat, but distorts into a perfect nightmare when Theo’s grasp on reality begins to unravel and he suspects that a sinister force within the house knows more than he or Susanna have revealed, even to each other.

And here’s the trailer in case you missed it:

YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT is available on VOD June 18, 2020

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.