Legendary horror studio Hammer Films enjoyed a bit of a resurrection with the release of The Woman in Black, a haunting and terrifying ghost story starring Harry Potter‘s Daniel Radcliffe. While the film was a period pace, the studio’s next effort jumps forward a century or so to 1974, where a group of university students perform an experiment to create a poltergeist – which sounds like a pretty terrible idea.
Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, and Olivia Cooke star in The Quiet Ones, and a creepy first trailer for the film is available to check out below.
The Quiet Ones will open on April 25.
A university student (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment — to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke of Bates Motel). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation. Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.