Nature is a force of evil.
Filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England, High-Rise, Rebecca, The Meg 2) had revealed back in September that he secretly shot a micro-budget horror movie during quarantine, and we recently learned that the mysterious movie is titled In the Earth. Following the film’s premiere at Sundance, we’ve now got a poster and a release date.
NEON will be bringing In the Earth to theaters on April 30.
Meagan Navarro wrote in her Sundance review for BD, “[Ben Wheatley] finds inspiration from nature, crafting a wild, hallucinogenic descent into abject terror, giving hints at a folk horror mythology and references to witchcraft.”
Here’s the brand new plot crunch…
“As the world searches for a cure to a disastrous virus, a scientist and park scout venture deep into the forest for a routine equipment run. Through the night, their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness, the forest coming to life around them.”
Joel Fry (Yesterday), Ellora Torchia (Midsommar), Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake), and Reece Shearsmith star. We expect more soon, including a full trailer. Stay tuned.