[NEW] Upcoming Horror Movies: Blumhouse‘s Imaginary Trailer Unveils Terrifying Monsters and Possessions Upcoming Horror Movies: Blumhouse’s Imaginary Trailer Unveils Terrifying Monsters and Possessions
Imaginary Friends Are Demons From Other Dimensions In Blumhouse’s Imaginary Trailer
The latest Imaginary trailer reveals more of the terrifying monsters to come in the new Blumhouse movie and teases their possessions of characters.
Blumhouse is continuing their venture into childhood objects gone awry with the new Imaginary trailer.
The upcoming Horror Movie centers around a woman moving into her childhood home with her new family, where her stepdaughter finds her old stuffed bear, only to learn that the imaginary friend she made from it is something far more malevolent. Jurassic World: Dominion’s DeWanda Wise leads the movie’s cast alongside Pyper Braun, Tom Payne, Betty Buckley, Taegen Burns, Matthew Sato and Dane DiLiegro.
With just a month remaining until its release, Lionsgate has revealed a new Imaginary trailer.
The video, as seen above, reveals more of the terrifying monsters coming in the new Blumhouse movie, all of which seem to be inhabiting the alternate dimension the titular entities come from. The new trailer also seemingly teases that the entities are possessing people in the real world, raising the question as to what their ultimate motives are. Co-writer/director Jeff Wadlow also shared the following statement about the new movie:
Not all imaginary friends are friendly… at least that’s what the characters at the heart of Imaginary are about to find out. I love making Films that play with the audience’s perception of what is real and what is not, so a Horror Movie that explores the frightening possibilities of imaginary friends was the perfect sandbox for me to play in. I think the movie we made is filled with unexpected twists, big scares, and above all else, a ton of thrilling fun. DeWanda, Pyper, and Taegen, the characters at the center of our story, are not only believable as a blended family but a blast to watch as the tale unfolds. I think audiences are going to love watching them go toe to toe with Chauncey, our evil little bear. I promise, you’ll never look at a Teddy the same way again.
Will Imaginary Break 2 Unfortunate Blumhouse Streaks?
While Blumhouse is likely looking to replicate the critical and commercial success of 2023’s M3GAN with the childhood toy-focused horror concept, the studio also has two unfortunate streaks it will have to break coming into Imaginary.
The first is that of their past with co-writer/director Jeff Wadlow, with whom they worked on 2018’s Truth or Dare and 2020’s Fantasy Island. Though both were financial hits, they saw widespread critical panning, with the former sitting at a 15% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and the latter at an even worse 8%.
Even outside of the studio, Wadlow has not seen much critical success, his best-reviewed project being the 2022 family Horror comedy The Curse of Bridge Hollow, which sits at a 46% from critics on RT.
While some might argue that Blumhouse’s decision to work with Wadlow again stems from their financial success before, it does point to the other unfortunate streak the studio will be aiming to break in overall critical reception of their Movies. Save for a few movies, the indie banner has seen an almost perfect streak of positive reviews with the likes of The Black Phone, Run Sweetheart Run, M3GAN and Sick. More recently, however, their output has become more varied, with their past four theatrical releases garnering largely negative reviews, including this year’s Night Swim.
With Imaginary being a rare collaboration between Blumhouse and Lionsgate, it’s unclear just how the two studios’ oversight on the project will factor in to its overall quality. The latter has similarly seen a variety of critical reactions to their recent horror efforts, with Saw X and The Blackening garnering rave reviews, while the Seth Rogen-produced Cobweb saw mixed reviews and Antebellum proved a misfire despite its promising concept. One can hope that with Imaginary, Blumhouse, Lionsgate and Wadlow have finally found the right rhythm to deliver a unique and terrifying outing.