Lionsgate has released a full trailer for the upcoming horror film The Quiet Ones. The film stars Jared Harris as an unorthodox professor who sets up a series of dangerous experiments in order to create a poltergeist from negative human energy. I’m a sucker for horror films set at least forty years in the past, and that was one of the things I liked best about The Conjuring. The Quiet Ones looks like it has some similarities by using a mix of creepy recorded footage and the supernatural evil attacking the researchers. Aside from some questionable CGI at the end, this could be damn fine horror flick.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer along with a new image. The film also stars Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, and Olivia Cooke. The Quiet Ones opens April 25th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Quiet Ones:
A university student (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment — to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke of Bates Motel). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation. Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.