A new trailer has been released for Regression, the horror film starring Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson as people being sucked into the world of Satanic cults. The film, directed by Alejandro Amenábar (The Others), is set to hit theatre at the tail end of August.
Here is the Regression trailer:
And here is the official synopsis for Regression:
“Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) is investigating the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses his father, John Gray (David Dencik), of committing an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly without remembering what happened, admits his guilt, the renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is incorporated into the case to help relive his repressed memories. What they discover is a sinister conspiracy unmasked.”
While nothing seems incredibly new with Regression – these religious horror films are a dime a dozen and the late August release date seems rather dubious – the intrigue lies with Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson. Hawke has handled the horror genre quite well in the past, most notable in Sinister, and he remains a magnetic actor no matter how good or bad the movie around him may be. It’s also nice to see Watson branch out a bit as she continues to grow as an actress.
Something else working in its favor could be director Amenábar, whose haunted-house film The Others was a surprise hit in the early 2000s, and a nice, self contained little ghost story.
Regression could be a sleeper hit, but it could come and go without much notice. It opens August 28.