What would you do if you suddenly lost the one thing that meant the world to you? Most of us, if not all, would be inconsolable. We would question our faith and possibly blame ourselves. We would seek out answers to questions that may never get answered. However, what if you were given the chance to say a final goodbye. Would you take it knowing that there would be steep consequences if you didn’t obey the warnings and rules? These scenarios, along with their consequences, are brought to our attention in the newest horror movie by director Johannes Robert, “The Other Side of the Door.”
“The Other Side of the Door,” directed by Johannes Robert and produced by Alexandre Aja is set in India and tells the story of a family who has lost one of their children through a tragic accident. As the family crumbles, the mother learns of an ancient ritual that will allow her the chance to say goodbye with a stern warning to never open the door that lays before her. Distraught with the thought of never seeing her son again, she disobeys the warning and opens the door, only to upset the balance between life and death.
The film stars Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory), Javier Botet (The Revanant), Sofia Rosinsky, and Jax Malcolm. Robert had been interested in doing a film that explored the idea of a ghost on the other side of a door for quite some time. Robert is quoted as saying “I love stories that deal with the forbidden - don’t go up in the attic, don’t feed the gremlins after midnight - when you’re wondering what’s going to happen and when is it going to happen.” As a fan of ghost stories, especially those in exotic locations, I’m incredibly intrigued to see what happens when the forbidden door is open. I love that the film is set in India and deals with not only Indian folklore but also Indian mythology, as this culture is something that isn’t seen nearly enough in horror films. Also, having Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Horns, Piranha 3D) produce “The Other Side of the Door,” is a major plus as he brings in his own unique form of creativity to the table.
All in all, “The Other Side of the Door,” which will be released March 4, 2016, has major potential for being a great ghost story. For more information on the film, visit the official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/foxhorror or the official Twitter page: https://twitter.com/FoxHorror
Lastly, check out the link below for a special clip from “The Other Side of the Door.”