Prime Video and Blumhouse Television have released the official trailer for run darling run. Scheduled to release globally on Prime Video on October 28, 2022, Amazon describes the film as a “must-watch for the Halloween season.” It comes from a team of extraordinary women both in front of and behind the camera to promote Prime Video’s partnership with Blumhouse. You can see the trailer below.
run darling run is directed by Shana Feste (dirty bullseye, strong country) and written by Feste, Keith Josef Adkins, and Kellee Terrell. produced by Effie T. Brown (The inspection, dear white people), Jason Blum (Salt, halloween kills), and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious, Sinister). The film stars Ella Balinska (Charlie’s Angels, demonic resident), as well as Shohreh Aghdashloo (sand house), Pilou Asbaek (game of Thrones), Clark Gregg (marvel agents of SHIELD), Dayo Okeniyi (Raise) and Betsy Brandt (breaking bad).
The official synopsis of the film is as follows:
Initially concerned when her boss insists she meet with one of his biggest clients, single mom Cherie (Ella Balinska) is relieved and thrilled when she meets the charismatic Ethan (Pilou Asbæk). The influential businessman defies expectations and surprises Cherie. But at the end of the night, when the two of them are alone, she reveals her true violent nature. Battered and terrified, she flees for her life, beginning a relentless game of cat and mouse with a bloodthirsty assailant hell-bent on destroying her utterly. In this dark, edge-of-your-seat thriller, Cherie finds herself in the crosshairs of a conspiracy stranger and more evil than she ever could have imagined.
Women take charge with Run Sweetheart Run
Director Shana Feste previously spoke about the female talent involved on both sides of the camera with run darling run. Feste talked about how she wanted to deal delicately with the scenes of violence against the main character, recalling the horror classic. rosemary’s baby by inspiration.
“There’s a lot of violence against our main character, and as a woman and a victim of sexual assault, I was thinking, ‘How do I shoot this? How do I shoot this in a way that’s palatable?’” she explained. “I learned a lot from rosemary’s baby, because the baby in your head was always scarier than any baby they showed. So a lot of the violence in my movie actually happens off-camera, and it’s mostly with the sound design, which I think turned out really cool.”
On how female filmmakers are making great progress in recent years, the director added, “People really accept women working in genres and telling different stories… I think [the wider conversation] It’s given filmmakers a lot of opportunities to tell different stories, stories that I think we’ve been waiting a long time to tell, but people weren’t really that interested in telling.”
run darling run will officially begin airing on October 28, 2022. The film is rated R and is 103 minutes long.