British Indie Horror

From Award-winning South African director Henk Pretorius comes The Unfamiliar, a horror film which explores ancient Hawaiian mythology.

The film stars Jemima West (Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones) as a British Army doctor who, after returning from a war, begins experiencing bizarre visions at home. Her husband believes it could be PTSD, but there’s something much more malevolent at play.

Here’s the trailer –

The official blurb reads –

“British Army Doctor, Elizabeth “Izzy” Cormack, returns from war to rekindle her relationship with her estranged family. Izzy notices numerous inexplicable activities in her house that her husband believes are due to her suffering from PTSD as a consequence of war.”


“Izzy militantly pieces the daunting puzzle together to reveal a terrifying, invisible enemy that has infested her entire family. In a heroic attempt to save her family, she is pulled into a dark underworld in Hawaii to explore ancient mythology.”

Alongside West, the cast also includes Christopher Dane, Rebecca Hanssen, Rachel Lin, Harry McMillan-Hunt Pretorius directing from a script co-written by Jennifer Nicole Stang.

The Unfamiliar will be released on August 21st, 2020.

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