Ahead of its world premiere at this year’s digital Fantasia International Film Festival, the official poster and teaser trailer for THE BLOCK ISLAND SOUND has been revealed. Make sure you check out the teaser below and let us know what you think.
Something terrifying is happening off the coast of Block Island. A strange force is thriving, influencing residents and wildlife alike. Birds are dropping out of the sky. Some people have been dropping too, into inexplicable emotional collapse. Harry Lynch (Chris Sheffield, The Stanford Prison Experiment) has always been a bit of an outsider in town. Now, he watches in dread as his father (Neville Archambault, 13 Cameras) grows increasingly forgetful and confused. And angry. Very, very angry.
His sister Audry (Michaela McManus, The Village), whose work in marine biology will soon prove invaluable, returns to town with her daughter and immediately sees what Harry sees. Her explorations into the increasingly grisly wildlife phenomena intersects with the triggers of her father’s actions, leading them all towards chilling revelations that no one is prepared for. Revelations that will affect her family in unimaginable ways.
THE BLOCK ISLAND SOUND is a hair-raising new horror creation from Kevin and Matthew McManus, Emmy-nominated writers and producers of “American Vandal” and “Cobra Kai”, and filmmakers behind past Fantasia hits Funeral Kings and Slumlord / 13 Cameras.
Atmospheric, smart, and compellingly character-driven, the film captures a real sense of isolation and paranoia, with an experiential feel for its environment, brought to life with striking cinematography and sound design. Sheffield, McManus, and Archambault are fantastic, joined by a strong supporting cast that includes Jim Cummings (Thunder Road), Jeremy Holm (The Ranger, “Mr. Robot”) and Willie C. Carpenter (Men in Black).
THE BLOCK ISLAND SOUND is at once intimate and unconventionally grandiose, delivering thrills while touching on a range of the signature worries of our times, from conspiracy theories and climate change to unpreventable familial breakdowns. Remote fishing communities have never been scarier.
Cover your ears before you watch THE BLOCK ISLAND SOUND, which will have its world premiere at 4:00 PM PST/ 7:00 PM EST on August 28, 2020, at Fantasia International Film Festival.
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