The chilling trailer for the new found-footage horror film 1st Summoning has dropped just a few weeks ahead of its February 22nd release.
Hayley Lovitt, most recognized as Sage, the computer-brained mutant from Fox/Marvel’s The Gifted, leads the cast as film school student in Arkansas embarking on a road trip to create a documentary about a reportedly cursed warehouse that has been untouched since the 1970’s. The crew shot on location in the real abandoned facility and interviewed real residents of the town about the folklore surrounding it.
The film also stars Jason MacDonald (The Vampire Diaries, Magic City), Brook Todd (Fox’s Star), and Teddy Cole (Constantine, Vice Principals).
“It was both fun and challenging playing a character who is the emotional heartbeat of the film, but half of the time, she’s not even on the screen,” Lovitt said in reference to the fact that her character is ‘holding the camera’ at many points throughout the film, meaning she often found herself delivering lines and interacting with other characters from just off screen. “My character deals with a lot of vulnerability and fear, and it’s cool that through that, I essentially become the eyes and ears of the audience. They’re standing in my shoes.”