A proper creepy new poster has been released for Australian spooker The School, which comes from Lunar Pictures and Bronte Pictures, and was picked up last year for international distribution by sales company Cinema Management Group.
The film comes from award-winning writer/director Storm Ashwood, and stars Megan Drury, Nicholas Hope and Jack Ruwald.
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 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.
We eagerly await a release date.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)