Here at The Film Stage, we’ve been following the career of budding independent filmmaker Gary King from his early New York-based films New York Lately and What’s Up Lovely to his spirited musical How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song. This experimenting with genres has led King to his first horror film Among Us, which boasts a familiar cast from his previous films and bills itself as a love story with a unique horror twist.
Influenced by the 70s, the lush golden era of horror films, King aims to focus more on atmosphere versus a traditional gore fest. It doesn’t hurt either that King’s specialty is with intimate DIY style dramas, so there’s sure to be some interesting choices that eschew the typical tropes of this genre.
Check out the trailer for Among Us, a synopsis and exclusive stills from the film.
Whatever killed their son continues to haunt Mallory and Frank no matter which place they go. While hiding out at a remote lake house, Mallory struggles to keep her sanity and save her marriage as the supernatural activity grows more powerful. Finally reaching their breaking point, they elicit the help of Eleanor, a local clairvoyant, to end the terror once and for all. But will it be too late?