Bloody Disgusting has the exclusive first look at the teaser trailer for A Savannah Haunting, which carries some heavy Annabelle vibes.
Established actor William Mark McCullough (American Made, Hillbilly Elegy, Arsenal, Logan Lucky) makes his directorial debut with this new supernatural thriller feature that is based on real supernatural phenomena he and his family experienced in their home in Savannah, Georgia.
“A Savannah Haunting is about a mother grappling with her guilt stemming from the tragic drowning of her youngest daughter. When a family moves to Savannah, Georgia to distance themselves from the tragedy, the mother slowly grows to believe she is being haunted by her dead daughter. They discover a more sinister force may be at work as ties to Savannah’s brutal slave history and its long connection with Voodoo are revealed, but it may be too late for their family to survive.”
The film is said to “take a fresh approach to the classic haunted house story weaving in strong Southern themes, diverse characters, including a heroic African-American family and a young lesbian couple, as well filming in the real haunted house that inspired the script.”
It stars Gena Shaw, Dean West, Tommi Rose, Anna Harriette Pittman and Simbi Kali.
In addition to the narrative film, the filmmakers shot a feature-length documentary detailing the history of the haunting, possible causes and the struggles they faced trying to film in an actively haunted house.
Both the narrative and documentary films are produced by McCullough and Nelson of Fort Argyle Films. Also, on-board as producers are Matthew Imes, Christina DeRosa and Guido Grimaldi of D.I.G. Entertainment and executive producers Ken Hannigan and Chris Feeney.
The film will premiere on the festival circuit in September with screenings at Catalina Film Festival, Vail Film Festival, Winter Film Awards (NYC), and NOLA Horror Film Fest, and is intended for theatrical release in 2022.
Co-produced by McCullough and his Fort Argyle Films co-founder, Alexis Nelson, the film was shot on location at the actual haunted house, capturing the subtle, creeping fear that afflicted the real residents of the home.