Teenage girls with no phones, in a Boarding School. Cue the Horror.
The name Lois Duncan is synonymous with young-adult fiction that, let’s say, skews a bit towards the creepy. And that’s a good thing, since another one of her stories, like KILLING MR. GRIFFIN and I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, will soon be a movie.
Lionsgate just release a trailer for DOWN A DARK HALL, a new thriller from Rodrigo Cortes, the Spanish Director/Writer/Editor who has worked on BURIED, RED LIGHTS and APARTMENT 143. The film is based on the 1974 Lois Duncan novel of the same name.
It was TWILIGHT author Stephenie Meyer whose production company Fickle Fish first acquired the rights in 2012. The story concerns a group of troubled girls in Gothic boarding school where certain rooms are ominously labeled: Off limits. Presiding over the mysteries is none other than Uma Thurman (KILL BILL), playing a Headmistress who seems to be hiding secrets galore.
Also starring is Isabelle Fuhrman (ORPHAN), Victoria Moroles (Teen Wolf) and Taylor Russell (Falling Skies). The film hits theaters on August 17th.