Pitched as ‘The Shining meets Downton Abbey‘ director Christopher Smith‘s The Banishing is a new 1930s set ghost story with an impressive cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, John Lynch, Sean Harris and Adam Hugill.
The pic will be released will be released in cinemas and on digital platforms on 26 March 2021 by Shudder, in partnership with Vertigo Releasing.
1930s, England. Linus, his wife Marianne and their daughter Adelaide move into town, where Linus has been posted as the new reverend. He’s been tasked by the Church to renew the villagers’ faith, which has been lost after the disappearance of the previous reverend’s family, who lived in the very same mysterious manor where Linus and his family have settled into. Soon after their arrival, strange events start to occur: ghostly voices, dark figures dressed as monks, mysterious totems, and Adelaide’s behavior becoming stranger by the day. It soon becomes clear that a malicious entity seeks to possess Adelaide and that the Church is hiding a terrible secret…