IFC Midnight has set a release date for the upcoming film “The Abandoned,” releasing the same day in theaters as it is on VOD services. The film was previously titled “THE CONFINES,” and the first theatrical-trailer offers a terrific look at the haunting story of the film.
If you would like to catch the film in theaters, it will open in New York and LA on January 8th. If that won’t be possible, IFC will also release the film through VOD services starting on the same day. A practice that is becoming more popular with independent films and a perfect option for fans that live outside of larger metro-areas.
Director Eytan Rockaway makes his feature film directorial debut in The Abandoned, which stars Jason Patric and Louisa Krause. The studio teased the project stating that the film, “blurs the lines between illness and reality to mirror the traumatized psyche of the protagonist in a story that challenges the power of our own perception.”
“The Abandoned” has been quite successful over the last few months, having been chosen as an official selection at the Chicago International Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival and at Screamfest 2015. You can watch the official trailer below, thanks to an early upload from IFC Midnight.
The official description of the film states, “Take a terrifying plunge into the warped mind of a disturbed young woman. Desperate to get her life back on track, the unstable Streak (Martha Marcy May Marlene’s Louisa Krause) takes a job as a security guard, working the graveyard shift at a once upscale, now abandoned apartment complex. But on her first night on duty, she discovers a horrifying presence lurking deep within the bowels of the decaying building. With her nerves already on edge, Streak must confront demons both real and imagined as she struggles to keep a grip on her sanity. Jason Patric (The Lost Boys) co-stars in this harrowing thrill ride.”