Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing have just released a trailer for their latest horror title, “Alone.” The film is directed by John Hyams from a script penned by Mattias Olsson. The film premiered earlier this year at the cozy Mammoth Film Festival and is now slated to be “available everywhere” on September 18.
“Alone” stars Jules Willcox (“Bloodline,” “Chicago P.D.”) who plays Jessica, a troubled woman who is struggling to deal with various shifting aspects of her life. Looking to buy herself some space and time, Jessica decides to take a trip out of her city. However, she doesn’t find herself as at peace as she was hoping for. As seen in the trailer, Jessica is stalked and captured by a mysterious, maniacal man, played by Marc Menchaca (“Ozark,” “The Outsider“), somewhere in the seemingly never-ending Pacific Northwest forests.
The concept of the film, as well as some of the imagery and scenes presented in the trailer, is largely reminiscent of Steven Soderbergh’s 2018 psychological horror film “Unsane.” Similar to “Unsane,” it seems like “Alone” will contemplate themes of toxic, oppressive masculinity and how that behavior disturbingly pursues and disrupts the lives of women.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Set in the Pacific Northwest wilderness, the film follows recently widowed Jessica who, fleeing the city in a desperate attempt to cope, is kidnapped and locked away in a mysterious man’s cabin. Her escape from the clutches of this murderous captor lands her in the heart of the untamed wilderness, with only her wits to rely on for survival as her pursuer closes in.
Hyams isn’t a stranger to the horror genre. Previously, he has directed episodes of The CW’s “The Originals,” YouTube Red’s “12 Deadly Days,” and Netflix’s “Black Summer.” Additionally, he has directing credits for episodes of both “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” After a strong stretch of television work, “Alone” marks Hyams’s return to feature filmmaking in the horror genre since his 2012 “Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning,” which was also distributed by Magnolia’s genre label, Magnet Releasing.
“Alone” was produced by Jordan Foley, Mike Macari, Jonathan Rosenthal, Henrik JP Åkesson. Check out the trailer below.