Spooky season is here and what better way to celebrate than with a scary ghost story? Disney‘s 20th Century Studios is bringing us a pretty spooky one in The Empty Man. It is based on Cullen Bunn and Vanesa R. Del Rey‘s popular graphic novel of the same name by Boom! Studio. The story follows a group of midwestern teens who begin to mysteriously disappear. Local town residents believe that this is the work of an urban legend known simply as the Empty Man. As ex-police officer James Lasombra (James Badge Dale) investigates the disappearance of one of the girls, he stumbles upon a secret group trying to summon a horrific entity.
The Empty Man trailer does a good job of setting up the horrifying ghost story. It opens with a group of children telling a ghost story at night on a bridge. I’m not a paranormal urban legend expert, but I don’t think you are supposed to do that. The story goes that if you find a bottle on a bridge and blow into it while thinking about the Empty Man, he will manifest. On the first night, you can hear him. Then, on the second night, you see him. Finally, on the third night, he finds you. The trailer then shifts through shots of a group of people blowing into bottles, Lasombra in a hospital hearing things and much more.
The trailer comes to a close as the young girl continues to chant ‘the empty man’. During this a skeleton that Lasomnbra is investigating leaps out at him. Pretty spooky if you ask me! Alongside Dale, The Empty Man stars Samantha Logan, Marin Ireland, Stephen Root, Ron Canada, Robert Aramayo, Joel Courtney and Sasha Frolova. It was directed by David Prior and produced by Ross Richie and Stephen Christy.
The Empty Man will creep into theaters on October 22, 2020. Check out the trailer and movie poster below! Let us know on social media how scared the trailer made you!
Official Summary: 20th Century Studios’ “The Empty Man” is a supernatural horror film based on a popular series of Boom! Studios graphic novels. After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers a secretive group and their attempts to summon a horrific, mystical entity, and soon his life—and the lives of those close to him—are in grave danger. Directed by David Prior from a screen story and screenplay by David Prior based on the graphic novel by Cullen Bunn, “The Empty Man” stars James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland, Stephen Root, Ron Canada, Robert Aramayo, Joel Courtney and Sasha Frolova. The film is produced by Ross Richie, p.g.a. and Stephen Christy, p.g.a.
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