Cue the Hermione Granger comments! Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson will be giving you a scare in the Horror thriller "Regression" which is directed by Alejandro Amenabar who directed "The Others" starring Nicole Kidman, that film went on to be praised by critics and has a score of 83% on rotten tomatoes. This seems to be taking cues from other horror films and possibly some well known tv shows. What's shocking about this film is how they were trying to market the female lead in order to draw in viewers, if you don't know you will figure it out soon enough.
here's the plot synopsis:
Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery.
Whenever there is a conspiracy involved in a horror movie that immediately grabs the attention of potential viewers who will line up to go and watch the movie, In this case the popularity of this movie will be due to the cast and the director. Be honest, some of you are going for the cast and not the story but that's usually the case with movies these days. The director of this movie has been known for his work on psychological thrillers and this could possibly be another masterpiece if all goes well.
The conspiracy referenced in the trailer has to do with some kind of cult and a woman who was victimized is at its epicenter. Hawke's character is trying to investigate the incident (True Detective style) and will most likely find out that the majority of clues lead to one dead end after another. This movie will no doubt have some huge plot twist that blows audiences away, there won't be any speculation of what it could be since you probably don't want to read any potential spoilers. The film has it's two leads and enough star power to light up the night sky so it's hard to see this failing at the box office.
Regression creeps into theaters on August 28, 2015