From The Team Behind ‘Color Out of Space’ Comes “The Abandoned”

The Abandoned

March 13, 2024

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Prepare for a hauntingly original horror experience with The Abandoned, a chilling debut film from director Nacho Cerdà. Co-written by genre veterans Richard Stanley (Color Out of Space) and Karim Hussain (Possessor), the film is poised to become a must-have for horror enthusiasts when it arrives on limited edition Blu-ray from Unearthed Films this April.

A Dream Team for Horror Aficionados

The Abandoned boasts a pedigree that’s sure to excite horror fans. Director Nacho Cerdà, a fresh voice in the genre, brings his unique vision to life with the help of seasoned screenwriters Stanley and Hussain. Stanley, known for his cult classic Color Out of Space, is no stranger to crafting mind-bending narratives. At the same time, Hussain’s chilling screenplay for Possessor showcased his adeptness at weaving psychological horror. With this powerhouse team at the helm, The Abandoned promises to be a film that will stay with viewers long after the credits roll.

A Mystery Unfolds

The film delves into the unsettling story of a woman who embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Adopted as a child, she returns to her homeland in Russia, drawn to the isolated farmhouse that was once her family’s home. This remote location shrouded in mystery, holds the key to her past and the darkness she had never imagined.

A Haunting Duality

The synopsis hints at a narrative that unfolds across two timelines. In 1966, we witness a pivotal event that sets the stage for the horrors to come. Decades later, the adopted woman reunites with her twin sister at the farmhouse, only to find themselves trapped in a terrifying situation. Haunted by chilling apparitions that resemble grotesque versions of themselves, the twins must confront not just the ghosts of the past but also the horrifying secrets of their lineage.

A Limited Edition Blu-ray to Die For (Figuratively)

Unearthed Films, a company known for championing cult classics and hidden horror gems, is the perfect home for The Abandoned. Their limited edition Blu-ray release promises to be a collector’s item, offering fans a pristine viewing experience alongside special features that will delve deeper into the film’s creation.

A Haunting Must-See

Stephen Biro, CEO of Unearthed Films, perfectly captures the essence of the film: The Abandoned is one of the coolest and smartest haunted house movies I’ve ever seen. I’m thrilled we’re releasing this. Nacho Cerda is a genius filmmaker that needs to make more films.” With its unique premise, talented creative team, and Unearthed Films’ commitment to quality horror, “The Abandoned” is poised to become a modern horror classic.

Mark your calendars and prepare to be terrified when The Abandoned arrives on April 9th. Just a friendly reminder – maybe leave the lights on for this one.


  • Zoë Rose Smith Interviews Nacho Cerdà
  • Zoë Rose Smith Interviews Richard Stanley
  • Zoë Rose Smith Interviews Karim Hussain
  • ‘The Making of ‘The Abandoned’ Featurette
  • ‘In the Den of The Abandoned’ Featurette
  • ‘Nacho Cerda: Facing Death’ Featurette
  • ‘The Little Secrets of Nacho Cerda’ Featurette
  • ‘When Buck Meets Cerda: A Dialogue Between Friends’ Featurette
  • Alternative Sequences
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Photo Gallery
  • Trailers
  • BD-ROM: Storyboard Collection


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