MOVIE NEWS – Neon has unveiled the trailer for its new horror film It Lives Inside, the work of Get Out’s producers, which adds several twists to the demonic possession.
The trailer for It Lives Inside has arrived, showing demonic possession in a surprisingly new and horror-ish light. From Get Out producers Sean McKittrick and Edward H. Hamm Jr., the new horror film follows a teenage girl named Sam. Sam rejects Indian culture and her family desperately attempting to fit in at her high school.
But when a mythological demonic spirit attaches itself to her former best friend, Sam must come to terms with her heritage to defeat the evil entity.
Neon unveiled the official trailer for the film today, which you can find at the end of this article. The trailer introduces Indian teenagers Sam and Tamira. The latter is acting strangely at school. After uttering the titular phrase, “It lives inside”, and smashing a mysterious jar, Tamira unleashes a demonic spirit called “Pishach”. The entity slowly attacks the man’s sanity before finally devouring his soul.
What else is there to know about It Lives Inside?
It Lives Inside is directed by Bishal Dutta, who will be making his feature film directorial debut. He co-wrote the story with Ashish Mehta. The cast is headed by Megan Suri, known for The MisEducation of Bindu and Netflix’s Never Have I Ever, and also includes Neeru Bajwa, Mohana Krishnan, Vik Sahay and Betty Gabriel.
Despite sharing a title with an existing 2018 horror film that also focuses on demonic possession, It Lives Inside puts several twists on the sub-genre, focusing on Indian culture and spirituality.
In the film, Sam is both trying to find and overcome his own ethnic identity. It is a passage inspired by Dutta’s own struggles adjusting to life in the United States. All of this adds a uniquely personal perspective to the horror film. Judging by the trailer, the result is a world of panic-inducing imagery that will scare the hell out of any horror fan. A release date for the film has not yet been announced. It is expected to debut sometime this fall.