Ahead of its March US release, a new trailer has emerged for supernatural thriller Dig Two Graves, which was recently acquired for distribution by Area 23a. It’s a classy affair too, promising strong performances, gothic chills and a thick atmosphere of melancholy.
Set in a backwoods town in the ‘70s, the film stars Captain Fantastic’s Samantha Isler as 13-year-old Jacqueline Mather, who loses her brother in a mysterious drowning accident. She is visited by three moonshiners who offer to bring him back to life, but at a grim cost. As the moonshiners’ sinister intentions come to light, Jacqueline uncovers a dark history surrounding her grandfather, Sheriff Waterhouse, played by genre regular Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs, Roadkill).
The Dark Knight’s Danny Goldring, Troy Ruptash (30 Days of Night: Dark Days) and Rachael Drummond (Killer Party) co-star in the film, which was written and directed by Hunter Adams, whose only previous feature is little-seen 2011 comedy The Hungry Bull.
Dig Two Graves premiered way back in 2014 at the New Orleans Film Festival and continued its festival run into 2015, winning awards at the Beaufort International Film Festival, the Beloit International Film Festival and the Sedona International Film Festival.
Dig Two Graves will hit selected US cinemas and VOD on March 24th.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)