Missing The Haunting of Hill House? Can’t wait for The Haunting of Bly Manor? Well, lucky for you, another Shirley Jackson classic is getting a screen adaption to fill that spooky void in your soul. The same wicked mind that brought you The Haunting of Hill House presents the trailer for the upcoming movie We Have Always Lived In The Castle.
Based on the 1962 novel on the same name, it follows the story of 18 year old Mary Katherine “Merricat” Blackwood, who lives with her sister and uncle on a grand estate in Vermont. After a mysterious tragedy 6 years prior, the remaining Blackwood family are hated by the local villagers. Which is fine because Merricat hates them in return, often wishing them dead. The few people who dare to walk past the house always speculate about the sisters, and children are afraid of them. There’s even a rumor that the sisters eat children, and Merricat and Constance joke about it often. They feel they have little to fear anymore, and they are happy. That is until a distant cousin comes to visit, turning the lives of the girls upside down and threatening to ruin the paradise they have made for themselves.
The trailer dropped late last week, showing off that creepy dynamic that is essential is a family drama flick as well as a promising cast. As Merricat we have Taissa Farmiga, sister Constance will be played by Alexandra Daddario, Crispin Glover as Uncle Julian and Sebastian Stan as cousin Charles. Directed by Stacie Passon, We Have Always Lived In The Castle has suffered a set back with releasing thanks to it’s premiere at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival but is finally on it’s way! Check out the official trailer below.
Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her older sister Constance and their aging Uncle Julian. They are the last remaining members of the Blackwood family after a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one night. Sealed off from the curiosity and hostility of the villagers, their quiet isolation is disturbed by the arrival of their charming cousin Charles, putting Merricat on high alert.
Prepare yourself, We Have Always Lived In The Castle will debut May 17th!