No bright lights, don’t get it wet and never feed it after midnight. These rules ain’t gonna make a lot of difference when dealing with the creature in Ryan Bellgardt’s Gremlin who, going by this new trailer, will be causing a lot of trouble no matter what time it eats.
The second feature from Bellgardt – who directed 2013’s Army of Frankensteins – Gremlin is billed in the press release as “…Godzilla meets The Ring,” and features a monster contained in a mysterious box who kills those close to whoever possesses it. The curse is passed on by giving the box to a loved one.
Adam Hampton and Kirsty K. Boone headline the cast, alongside Katie Burgess, Stacy Casaluci and Caleb Milby.
Two years after the murder of his 10-year-old son, Adam Thatcher receives a mysterious box from a relative containing a terrible secret, a creature that will brutally kill everyone he cares about one by one. The only way to release himself from the curse is to give the box to someone he loves, continuing the never ending circulation of this ancient evil. As the ominous timer on the box counts down to its end, Adam can only imagine the horrors that await. Does he give the box away to save his family, or face his own demise while unleashing a powerful terror on the rest of humanity? He can’t destroy it. He can’t escape it. He can only give it to someone he loves.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)