In first-time feature director Eytan Rockaway’s spooky thriller, a mentally fragile woman ventures down a career path that’s probably not what the doctor ordered. She’s a security guard at a decaying apartment building that may or may not be haunted, but it is definitely rippling with bad juju.
Here’s the synopsis:
Take a terrifying plunge into the warped mind of a disturbed young woman. Desperate to get her life back on track, the unstable Streak (Martha Marcy May Marlene’s Louisa Krause) takes a job as a security guard, working the graveyard shift at a once upscale, now abandoned apartment complex. But on her first night on duty, she discovers a horrifying presence lurking deep within the bowels of the decaying building. With her nerves already on edge, Streak must confront demons both real and imagined as she struggles to keep a grip on her sanity. Jason Patric (The Lost Boys) co-stars in this harrowing thrill ride.
That description downplays the Jason Patric character, but from the trailer, it looks like he’s quite a crucial part of this creepy set-up.
The Abandoned opens in theaters and hits VOD on January 8.