One of the first releases of 2016 is the The Abandoned, a psychological horror-thriller headlined by Louisa Krause (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Jason Patric (After Dark My Sweet, Sleepers). The trailer suggests the storyline focuses more on things that go bump in the night rather than outright gore, and the actual premise is promising.

Streak (Krause) is a mentally unstable woman who lands a job as a security guard at a once lush and now abandoned apartment complex. Her first night on the job, however, is a harrowing one, as their may be an evil presence that is lurking within the inner corners and forgotten rooms of the building. Patric is Streak’s new co-worker Cooper, a guy who probably knows the ins and outs of the area but presumably leaves Streak in the dark.

The intriguing part of The Abandoned, at least judging from the trailer, is the suggestion that this newfound terror may be a figment of Streak’s imagination.My guess is Streak’s own unstable nature may come into play, but the film’s moniker may suggest there may be someone (or something?) living within the building. The picture marks the featuring directing debut of Eytan Rockaway.

Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think! The Abandoned opens in New York and Los Angeles on January 8 and will also be available on VOD.

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Posted By: Greg Srisavasdi