“We kidnapped a fucking vampire!”
It’s finally here, and it confirms all the speculation!
We have an action-packed trailer for Abigail, the highly mysterious project from Radio Silence known for months as “Untitled Monster Movie”
The trailer introduces us to Abigail, a talented ballet dancer and daughter to a very wealthy man. We also meet a very organised gang of kidnappers, among them Joey, played by Melissa Barrera. It is their intention to hold the young girl hostage until a $50 million dollar ransom is offered.
However, what the gang fail to realise is that Abigail is no ordinary little girl… She is a bloodthirsty vampire with a very high tolerance to all mortal wounds.
Soon, Abigail has the team running for their lives and scrambling to gather resources that will defeat the vampire hunting them down. Who will make it and who will become Abigail’s plethora of midnight snacks?
In a trailer that perfectly compliments Radio Silence’s earlier hit Ready or Not, Abigail sees Radio Silence return to their darkly comedic roots. Although still with comedic elements, the team’s Scream outings lacked the overt one-liners and gory punchlines of Ready or Not. Abigail looks set to reinstate this, with the trailer being full of hilarious lines and over-the-top gore.
The trailer also confirms that the project is a vampire tale, something that was long suspected, but never confirmed. Some months back, we reported through a reliable source that the untitled film found its basis in 1936’s Dracula’s Daughter. Not only does the trailer confirm this, but also that Universal are pressing ahead with their fresh plan to reinvent their monsterverse. However, as we understand it, movies such as Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, Renfield, and Abigail will not share a connected universe. This move was likely taken due to the failure of 2017’s The Mummy, which attempted to introduce multiple classic characters in one film.
So, serving as a stand-alone vampire flick with a basis in classic horror, Abigail looks like a bloody good time and we hope the film goes over well with the public.
Abigail will hit theatres on April 19th 2024, and you can check out the trailer below: