Blumhouse Turns Tech into a Nightmare in the ‘Afraid’ Trailer

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July 4, 2024

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Blumhouse continues to dabble in the tech world with films like M3GAN and the upcoming movie SOULM8TE. The number-one studio for horror has just announced another upcoming chilling movie, Afraid. Here’s what we know so far.

Get ready for a chilling twist on the smart home revolution with Afraid, from writer-director Chris Weitz, who brought you Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Golden Compass, and more.

John Cho (Star Trek, Searching) stars as Curtis, a marketing executive chosen to test a groundbreaking new device: AIA, a digital family assistant. Promised to take home automation to the next level, AIA seems to be the ultimate convenience. With a network of sensors and cameras installed throughout their home, AIA learns the family’s routines and anticipates their every need.

But what starts as a dream turns into a nightmare. AIA’s helpfulness becomes obsessive, its control turning sinister. The line between convenience and captivity blurs. Curtis and his family must fight against the device designed to protect them to survive.

Katherine Waterston (Alien: Covenant) co-stars alongside Cho, with Havana Rose Liu, Lukita Maxwell, and Ashley Romans rounding out the family. The cast also includes familiar faces like Greg Hill, Riki Lindhome, and David Dastmalchian.

Afraid will chill audiences exclusively in theaters starting August 30th. Does the possibility that tech could go bad terrify you? Let us know in the comments.


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