Gallows Hill is one supernatural thriller we've been covering for a bit now. A year ago, we got a preview of what's to come in the film in an interview with writer Richard D'Ovidio.
The film, directed by Victor Garcia and now complete, is seeking distribution and we've landed a first look at star Peter Facinelli (the Twilight series) in this tale.
Garcia's first feature was Return to the House on Haunted Hill, a film that packed visual flourish but failed in the script department. His follow-up, the most recent Hellraiser sequel. Well, I'll just bite my tongue on that one. Gallows Hill feels like Garcia's first true chance to prove himself.. He's not restrained by a pre-existing property and doesn't have studio demands.
Here's the story: After suffering the recent loss of his wife, David Reynolds (Peter Facinelli) decides to take his family on a cathartic trip to her home village in Columbia. While en route, they get into a car accident and seek refuge in a secluded inn.
While there they find a mysterious young girl, Ana Maria, locked up with cryptic symbols painted on the walls of her cell. Shocked by the treatment of her caretaker, the family sets Ana free only to realize that she is possessed by an evil spirit from centuries past. What’s worse, the spirit can jump from person to person, creating a deadly dynamic amongst the once loving family. Now, David must figure out a way to lock the spirit up for good before it destroys him and his family.
Sophia Myles (Underworld) co-stars.
We'll keep you posted when a distributor picks the film up.