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Prepare to be spooked by M. Night Shyamalan’s New Horror Film, ‘Old’

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Despite never actually being able to watch horror films because I am very afraid, a good, spooky trailer never goes astray, and the latest horror foray Old from M. Night Shyamalan certainly hits the spot.

The creator behind The Sixth Sense is going hard in terms of creepiness. Old follows the story of a family on holiday in the tropics who come to find that the beach they've been relaxing on is bizarrely speeding up their aging process, reducing their life spans to a single, fleeting day - the horror.

Directed and produced by M. Night Shyamalan, the screenplay for Old was reportedly adapted from the French graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Lévy and Frederik Peeters; think The Beach energy except entirely more frightful sans Leo DiCaprio.


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As far as casting goes, Golden Globe winner Gael García Bernal will star alognside Vicky Krieps. Rufus Sewell, Ken Leung, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abbey Lee, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Embeth Davidtz, Eliza Scanlen, Emun Elliott, Kathleen Chalfant and Thomasin McKenzie are all slated to star in the film.

A terrifying new trailer has just been released for the film, premiering on July 22, 2021 -  in select cinemas across Australia, wherein the family arrives at a peaceful island and finds a secluded beach to set up camp for the day. Things take a terrifying turn when a dead body washes ashore alongside one of the children, and things spiral from there.

Watch the trailer for Old from M. Night Shyamalan below, and brace yourself for some freaky shit - to put it plainly.



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If you're noticing a bit of a trend in the realm of horror films at the moment, you wouldn't be wrong. Just last week, Netflix announced that it would be releasing a three-part movie series titled Fear Street this July; which, funnily enough, is also the same month Old will be hitting our screens. Talk about a double fright.

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