SCARY film fans have been left terrified to turn on their laptops after watching the trailer for Untitled Horror Movie – which sees a series of horrifying events unfold on a Zoom call.
The movie, set for release on Amazon Prime and iTunes next month, sees six actors inadvertently summon “a spirit with an affinity to violence”.
They are trying to crate a horror film at home after their original TV show gets scrapped.
The problem is, the film producers who they are pitching to simply don’t believe them when they say the paranormal activity is real.
The nail-biting trailer shows Shadowhunters star Kat McNamara, who plays Chrissy, trying desperately to get out of a door as she wails: “I don’t know if anybody is going to see this.”
She is later seen looking distressed and with a black eye, chanting: “I didn’t film that.”
As her co-stars call for her to contact the police, they warn the spook could “still be in her house”.
Chrissy’s Zoom screen flickers off and she is later seen brandishing a knife.
It remains to be seen what happens to the cast, which also includes Luke Baines and The Umbrella Academy’s Emmy Raver-Lampman.
The movie was predominantly filmed on Zoom via the cast’s phones – with some who watched the trailer saying they were now scared to open their laptops.
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One Twitter user posted: “I’m so torn! Horror movies freak me out big time but I love Kat and Luke!”
Luke co-wrote the film and plays Declan, recently told Vanity Fair: “We had to test everything, make sure everything worked, and then essentially make up little boxes that were delivered to everybody contact-free, because at that stage, we were very much in a lockdown and we didn’t obviously want to get anybody sick.”
Meanwhile Kat has teased further details about her character in a Tweet, writing: “Meet Chrissy – over committed and under informed. Great with crystals. Not so great at calling 911… Grimacing face#UntitledHorrorMovie premieres June 12!”
Untitled Horror Movie will be available to download on iTunes and Amazon from June 15.