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The Presence stars Mira Sorvino, Shane West, Justin Kirk and Tony Curran. The film was directed by Tom Provost, who is pretty new to the scene. IMDB states that the film is in post-production, however, even though there is little to no information on this film, I’ve read that this film may be on the film festival circuit. Weird thing is that there has been talk of this film since 2008. IMDB has it slated for release in 2010, it’s just of matter of when. Sounds like this one is in Hollywood limbo but only time will tell.
This information is coming from someone who is said to have worked on the film:
The Presence is a modern take on an old-fashioned ghost story, highly atmospheric, with twists, turns and shocks that combine to create an increasing sense of dread and fear as the story progresses to a terrifying climax.
The movie has a number of intriguing and original elements that will garner attention: the first third of the movie, for instance, is largely without dialogue and the unusual use of darkness will create a movie with a very distinctive look. Yet the movie has been written with a mainstream audience in mind and fulfills the main requisite any ghost story must have to be successful: it is very scary.
Set in an old cabin isolated deep in the back-rivers of an unknown locale, a man lives a desolate, lonely existence. No electricity. No indoors plumbing. No means of communication.
When a woman arrives at the cabin for some time away from a troubled marriage, we discover the man is actually a ghost. As she sets up house in the cabin, he becomes creepily fascinated with her.
The woman initially has no idea the ghost is watching her. As time passes, however, she begins to suspect the other presence in the cabin; her fear builds as unexplained events begin to occur and as the ghost stalks her. The unexpected arrival of the woman’s husband initially reduces the woman’s fears, but the extremely jealous ghost begins to stalk the husband as well, causing the woman further suspicion and alarm.
As the hauntings escalate, the ghost himself becomes frightened as otherworldly whispers — audible only to the ghost — ominously fill the cabin. Soon, another dark presence appears. This powerful presence, a malevolent figure dressed all in black, begins to wreak havoc on both the ghost and the couple.
Spiraling to an intense and terrifying battle of good versus evil, the film navigates through clever twists and turns, culminating in an ear-piercing climax that will leave the audience breathless.
By creating a unique experience that will still entertain a large section of the movie-going audience, The Presence has the same potential for success achieved by similar movies in its genre. The ‘scary movie genre’ (ghost stories, horror movies and thrillers) has been one of the most reliable genres for box office profit since film distribution began in the early part of the century. Audience demand has not dissipated: just this last year a number of such films (Hide and Seek, The Grudge, The Amityville Horror, Open Water and Saw, to name a few) have done extremely well both theatrically and in DVD sales.
Sounds very interesting and can’t wait for a trailer. The video below is more of a promo for the movie rather than a trailer that can be found on the official site of the movie: http://www.thepresencemovie.com/