AMULET trailer – Imelda Staunton stars in this creepy old house tale that looks unnerving

AMULET trailer – Imelda Staunton stars in this creepy old house tale that looks unnerving

Creepy old house movies aren’t exactly in short supply, but it’s always interesting to see a new take on that theme. AMULET may be just the cure for stuck-at-home movie withdrawal. This is the feature debut of writer-director Romola Garai, which screened at Sundance. It stars Carla Juri, Alec Secareanu, Imelda Staunton, and Angeliki Papoulia. It involves a former soldier taking refuge in an old house, where he meets a lonely woman looking after her dying mother. But as unusual things start coming to light, he starts to wonder what exactly he’s walked into. Take a look at the trailer below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Following an accident that leaves him homeless in London, former soldier Tomaz is brought to the rotting home of Magda, a lonely woman in desperate need of help as she looks after her dying mother. Though at first resistant, Magda eventually welcomes him into their lives and allows him to help her care for them. But as he worms his way into their routine and begins to fall for Magda, Tomaz starts to notice strange, unexplainable, and ugly phenomena. Something seems very wrong with the mysterious old woman who never leaves the top floor, and Magda may in fact be enslaved to do her otherworldly bidding.

AMULET hits theaters and on demand July 24, 2020

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