Inspired by various accounts of hauntings and spookery in the town of Sugar Land, Texas, The Summoning deals with spirits returning from the other side to contact the living. Check out the trailer below.
The mystery chiller stars Sweet Darling’s Leila Almas as law student Rachel Iverson, who uncovers chilling secrets while investigating the disappearance of fellow student Clayton Ward (Philip Adkins). When she finds herself in mortal danger, bitter, loose cannon police detective Jonathan Silva (Animal Kingdom’s Jaime Zevallos) is assigned to her case. Academy Award nominee and action movie icon Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, The Dark Knight) also stars, as police Chief Lubbock, with Razaaq Adoti (Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Black Hawk Down) and Rheagan Wallace, of upcoming sequel Hellraiser: Judgement.
The film was written and directed by Alberto G. Rodriguez and produced by two-time Emmy winner Cristian Luna.
“I had a great time working on The Summoning in Texas,” says Adkins in the film’s press release. “Eric Roberts and Razaaq Adoti were both great in the film as well as on set. I learned a lot from working with them, as well as Jaime Zevallos and Leila Almas. This movie has a lot of great elements to it, offering something for all film lovers. It is character-driven, has plenty of action, and is an emotionally moving story. I hope you love it!”
According to the release, the cast and crew experienced an “eerie presence” while filming in the historic and famed haunted sites of Imperial Sugar Company refinery and the Richmond Police Department.
The Summoning will be released worldwide on January 10th, through Gravitas Ventures.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)