It undoubtedly takes some stones to name your debut horror film “Haunt,” but director Mac Carter has done just that. Where that title might suggest a standard concoction of genre tics, the filmmaker instead goes for something atmospheric and unsettling, and it’s a tone that comes across in this exclusive clip from the film.
Starring Harrison Gilbertson, Liana Liberato, Ione Skye and Jacki Weaver, the film tells the story of a family of five who move into a beautiful, sprawling dream home only to discover it’s cursed — the previous family who lived there all died, with only one survivor remaining. Meanwhile, the moody Evan strikes up a relationship with Samantha, the girl next door, and in the process, the horrific home comes back to life. In this scene, we see the eerieness that surrounds the young couple as they share a cigarette by the pool.
“Haunt”hits VOD and and iTunes on February 7th, and opens in theaters on March 7th. Watch below.