Greg and Jenny are putting their life back together since losing their daughter a year ago. Settling into a seemingly idyllic home in the country, the couple invite their closest friends, Mark, Toby and Layla, for an intimate housewarming gathering.
The friends enjoy dinner and and indulge in more than a few drinks until weird activity and unexplained eerie noises, darken the party atmosphere. Outside a band of thick fog surrounding the house seems harmless enough until events inside force some of the friends to attempt to leave in panic. They soon discover that this is no ordinary fog, and tonight is no ordinary night. They are trapped, with any attempt to breakout through the fog taking them back inside of the house. Worse still, Mark’s attempt to escape sees him wounded by an axe wielding figure.. With no escape, increasingly dangerous levels of activity and no idea why it’s happening, our group descend into a state of fear and paranoia. However, there is something even more bizarre happening, something impossible...
Upstairs, Toby is stabbed by someone in the shadows and as they struggle to save his life Greg goes to search for the attacker armed with a knife and stabs a shadowy intruder in a bedroom; an intruder who turns out to be Toby in the past. ‘Paradoxically, Toby’s death was at Greg’s hands!
Can the house be haunted, not by ghosts from the past, but by the actions our group of friends choose in the near-future as an increasingly extreme environment leads them to turn against each other?
The premonitions and time-slips become more frequent, disturbing and visceral. Secrets and grievances come to the fore, tearing friendships apart; the death of Jenny’s baby daughter, Greg and Layla’s affair, Mark’s grief at the loss of his brother. Time “warps and bends” within the fog and paranoia and suspicion grow as the characters turn against each other in a frantic battle to escape. Not only must they contend with each other as their identity and sense of time slips away, but also the ‘ghosts’ dwelling within the fog and the mysterious and sinister Mr. Smith who emerges as an ever present threat. Mr. Smith believes that the group are responsible for the loss of his family and manipulates them in order to secure his own escape; even if it means their deaths!
With fear and mind games, Mr. Smith turns Mark against Greg as the death of Toby conjures vengeance into Mark’s mind. Amongst the chaos we learn that Mr. Smith’s family are from another time and even Mr. Smith can’t control the events as they unfold in increasingly erratic fashion.
In a tense finale, Jenny is trapped by Mr. Smith and fights him to the the death.... As the light of dawn breaks through the fog she finally escapes.
Having completed 15 short film projects already, the directing and producing duo are now expanding their portfolio of work. Their films include the worldwide hit ‘The Birch’ (now with more than 14 Million views), ‘Don’t Move’ and ‘Dead Man’s Lake’, all of which have been critically praised for their use of practical makeup, Hollywood standard aesthetics and unconventional storytelling.
Joel Morgan is a long-time collaborator with Anthony and Ben and was Head Writer for ‘Bloody Cuts’, penning six of the films for the series. He also wrote ‘The Machine Stopped Working’ (finalist in SF48HR Film Competition ‘14) and the pilot episode of ‘The Outer Darkness’ directed by Anthony and Ben.
Zak Olkewicz is an LA based writer who appeared on both the ‘Blood List’ and ‘Black List’ in 2013 with his script ‘Ink and Bone’. A specialist in the horror genre, Zak has sold various scripts including ‘Elimination’, currently in production with Shawn Levy (‘Stranger Things’).
Enter Quail Hollow Mental Institute, East Wing, one horrific night. We are in the middle of a mass suicide. Bloody mayhem. 30 people die in the schocking event. Only two, Sister Maria and Siter Madeline, survive that awful night. Quail Hollow is subsequently closed.
One year later, we are introduced to Mila Santos, a tough but attractive Brazilian graduate and her ‘Mr Nice Guy’ boyfriend, Paul.
Mila gets a job at Quail Hollow. The planned re-opening is only a week away. However, Mila is not there for the job. She wants to unlock the mistery of the Hospital and find out what happened to her twin sister, Sunny who was sent to Quail Hollow after attempting suicide. Sunny died that fateful night one year ago.
Mila and Paul break in to Sister Madeline´s home where they find an ancient book but are attacked and separated. Paul manages to scape with the book but Mila isn´t so lucky. When the Police prove unhelpful, Paul goes back to the shack alone but there is no sign of anyone.
Searching through Mila´s papers on the power of twins and the spirit world, Paul is delighted to discover that Mila has been found wandering the streets but all is not right. She is clearly not in control of herself.
When Sister Maria takes Paul to visit the old Quail Hollow Chaplain, he tells the story of the land upon which the Hospital was built. When the first settlers arrived they expected pitched battles with the indegenous Indian tribe. But something far stranger happened. The entire tribe had committed mass suicide before thet got there. Hundreds of Native Americans were found in a circle and in the centre, lay a single prayer book. A chapel was originally built on the site and later the Hospital. The East Wing of Quail Hollow now stands over the exact are where the Indians were found.
Paul and Sister Maria believe that Mila has become possessed by her dead twin Sunny and they set about a plan to save her.
They must go to the East Wing with the ancient prayer book and speak the rites over the hallowed site beneath the Hospital. This will send Sunny back and the ground will be blessed once more.
Or so they think ...
Javier de Prado has been the go-to guy for many directors when they need to create something on screen that seemed impossible. Javier, a genius in the field of visual special effects, offers our project not only an outstanding creative mind but also the technical ability to turn these ideas into a finished product. He has provided his magic touch for the internationally award winning “A través del espejo (2014)”.
Frank is a debt collector and his son Jerry is the muscle. While Jerry has the strength of a prize fighter he also has the mind of a child. Together they pursue a shared drean of a championship glory and going straight. When Frank accepts one last debt collection job he and Jerry end up at the centre of a siege in a countryside residence where they take a woman and her young daughter hostage awaiting the return of her husband.