British director Johannes Roberts (F., Storage 24, 47 Meters Down) is back with a new horror called The Other Side of the Door, and the film is said to take its influences from films The Monkeys Paw and Pet Sematary.
The Walking Dead’s Sarah Wayne Callies stars in the horror, and USA Today got their hands on the first batch of images, which you can view above and below.
The film’s synopsis reads like this:
A family living overseas in Mumbai, India, are struck by tragedy when their 8-year-old son, Oliver, is killed in a car accident, for which his mother, Maria, feels directly responsible.
Maria falls into a deep depression, unable to function around her husband or 6-year-old daughter, who survived the crash. But her housekeeper tells her about a Hindu ritual that will allow her to speak to her son one last time. She’s instructed to head to an abandoned temple, sprinkle her son’s ashes, and when he appears at night, speak to him from the other side of the temple portal.
It soon becomes clear that Maria is haunted by her son and other spirits angered by the sacrilege of the open door.
“But she opens it because she desperately wants to see her son again,” Roberts explains to USA Today. “And everything goes to hell in a handbasket.”
Callies reveals a particularly scary scene:
“I was on this beautiful river, and then it started to get gray,” she explains regarding a scene sounding like an homage to the finale in Poltergeist. “I put my eyes underwater, and all of a sudden these dead bodies started floating up toward me. And then they started reaching for me. It was so horrifying.”
The cast also includes Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky, and Logan Creran.