Spanish filmmaker Paco Plaza – who has already has made a name for himself in the horror genre with titles such as Verónica and the REC franchise – is back with his new horror film, Grandmother (aka La Abuela), which joins the ranks of geriatric-themed horrors such as Relic and The Taking of Deborah Logan. Plaza
In the film, “Susana (Almudena Amor) must leave her life working as a model in Paris and return home to Madrid after she learns that her grandmother Pilar (Vera Valdez) – who raised her as her own after her parents died – has had a cerebral hemorrhage. Upon returning home, Susana attempts to find a long-term caretaker for Pilar, but what should be just a few days ends up becoming a genuine nightmare after Susana notices Pilar start to act strangely.”
Carlos Vermut penned the script based on an original idea by Paco Plaza. Apache Films produces in association with Atresmedia Cine and Sony Pictures International Productions, Atresmedia, and Amazon Prime Video. The film is co-produced by Sylvie Pialat and Alejandro Arenas.
It opens in Spanish theaters on October 22, 2021. Sony has yet to announce the US release date, but we’ll keep you posted. The film will open in theaters before making its Amazon Prime premiere.
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