As much as I love a good monster movie or paranormal tale, I find nothing more frightening and realistic than a human being breaking into a home and terrorizing its inhabitants. The problem is that these films often get funneled into formulaic Home Invasion sludge pieces. It’s important to balance suspense with brutality and jump scares with atmosphere. I’m not going to lie; It’s incredibly challenging to pull off, but I think THE NIGHT BEFORE may have what it takes.

Written and directed by Brett Bentman, the film is set to release later this year, so rest assured that we’ll keep you up to speed on release information as it comes our way. Until then, check out the debut trailer and plot synopsis below.

On the night before Halloween, a single mother and her daughter are held captive in a strange home.