The team behind Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer is showing their diversity with The Shrine. The film is a departure from the heavy loads of comedy and latex on display in Brooks and, based on the trailer Shock Till You Drop is exclusively premiering below, is something that aims to get under your skin.
Aaron Ashmore, Trevor Matthews, Cindy Sampson and Megan Heffern star in this story of a group of journalists that learn of a young American backpacker who goes missing in a remote Polish village called Alvaina. Upon further investigation, the journalists discover that Alvaina has a history of bizarre cult activity revolving around human sacrifice. Hellbent on revealing the truth, they travel to the small village to uncover the story first hand. But after the discovery of an ancient stone statue hidden within the town, they quickly find themselves pursued by a mysterious and vengeful group of locals. Forced into the gruesome reality of true survival horror, the journalists soon realize that Alvaina hides a much darker secret than they could ever imagine.
The Shrine makes its premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival on Sunday, July 25. The screening will be hosted by actor Aaron Ashmore and co-writer/director Jon Knautz.
Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor