Blumhouse Productions just dropped the trailer for the upcoming psychological thriller You Should Have Left. Universal and Blumhouse are planning to launch the film on premium video-on-demand on Friday, June 19 instead of a theatrical release.
The horror picture is directed by David Koepp from his own script based on Daniel Kehlmann’s 2017 German novella. Koepp also penned Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, and Spider-Man, and has directing credits on The Trigger Effect and Secret Window. The pic also stars Amanda Seyfried and Kevin Bacon as a couple, grappling with the trauma and the evil forces taking place in the once beautiful, isolated vacation house.
Here is the official synopsis from Universal:
“Theo Conroy (Bacon) is a successful middle-aged man whose marriage to his much younger actress wife, Susanna (Seyfried), is shredding at the seams, frayed by her secretiveness, his jealousy, and the shadow of his past. In an effort to repair their relationship, Theo and Susanna book a vacation at a stunning, remote modern home in the Welsh countryside for themselves and their six-year-old daughter, Ella (Avery Essex). What at first seems like a perfect retreat distorts into a perfect nightmare when Theo’s grasp on reality begins to unravel and he suspects that a sinister force within the house knows more than he or Susanna have revealed, even to each other.”
Blumhouse has made many horror films like You Should Have Left in recent years. The production company released “Fantasy Island, The Invisible Man and The Hunt earlier in 2020. Current films in the works include Halloween, Paranormal Activity, and Purge franchises, in addition to a Five Nights at Freddy’s film among others.
Back in 2018, Bacon brought the project to Koepp. The duo had previously collaborated on the 1999 supernatural thriller Stir of Echoes. The film is produced by Jason Blum (The Purge), Bacon and Dean O’Toole (Walk Like A Panther) and is executive produced by Jeanette Volturno, Couper Samuelson and Derek Ambrosi.
Watch the trailer below: