A rather cool new poster has been released by Lunar Pictures and Bronte Pictures for Aussie spookfest The School. It follows the recently-released trailer, which you can also see below.
The film comes from award-winning writer/director Storm Ashwood, and stars Megan Drury, Nicholas Hope, and Jack Ruwald. It was filmed at the Gladesville Mental Asylum which, having been founded in the late 1830s, is Australia’s oldest such institution, and one where cruel and unusual ‘treatments’ were once commonplace. Deaths of both patients and employees were frequent, and the site now has 1,228 unmarked graves.
The School follows Amy, an attractive, successful surgeon, who struggles to cope with her emergency room duties and those of a young mother looking after her hospitalized son who has fallen into a coma. After being reprimanded by her boss, Dr. Wang, for obsessively believing her son will wake up, she becomes trapped in a coma/purgatory of her own – The School – where children from her past emerge to taunt and test her to her core, putting in doubt whether Amy will be able to save her son and leave The School.
The School was picked up earlier this year by international sales company Cinema Management Group (CMG), who acquired worldwide sales rights, excluding Australia and New Zealand. A release date is yet to be announced.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)