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New poster, first clip: Dave Franco’s horror film “THE RENTAL”

Thursday, May 21, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

IFC Films opens the door to THE RENTAL in July, and has provided an advance peek at one scene along with the poster today.

Coming to theaters and VOD July 24, THE RENTAL marks the directorial debut of actor Dave Franco, who scripted the movie with Joe Swanberg from a story they wrote with Mike Demski. Alison Brie, Dan Stevens (THE GUEST), Jeremy Allen White and Sheila Vand (A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT) star; the synopsis: “Two couples looking to celebrate their seed money from a new business venture embark on a weekend getaway to a seemingly perfect house they’ve booked online. But what begins as a festive weekend for the four close friends turns into something far more sinister as secrets they’ve kept from each other are exposed and paranoia grows that they may not be alone.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.