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Friday, August 18, 2023

What's on Tonight: HAUNTING OF THE QUEEN MARY (2023) Set on Halloween 1938

Vertical is releasing Haunting of the Queen Mary to select theaters and VOD on August 18. The film is produced in part by White Horse Pictures, directed by Gary Shore (Dracula Untold) and stars Alice Eve, Tim Downie and Joel Fry. This is the first film of a proposed trilogy.

The psychological thriller is based on the real ghost stories that have been told throughout the post-war history of famous haunted ship The RMS Queen Mary. The vessel’s annual Dark Harbor event in Long Beach, CA is a popular Halloween haunt thrilling visitors since 2009.

IMDb SYNOPSIS: Haunting of the Queen Mary is a psychological horror that explores the mysterious and violent events surrounding one family’s voyage on Halloween night in 1938, and their interwoven destiny with another family onboard the infamous ocean liner present day.

Read more about the haunted ship's history in this interview with Paranormal Expert Christopher Chacon On ‘The Haunting Of Queen Mary’ at DreadCentral.com

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Reviews:

“For all of the positives that make Haunting of the Queen Mary float it’s sadly weighed down by narrative anchors and confusing flashbacks that cause this movie to ultimately sink. A film with promise but sadly one that falls a little short of its potential.” 3 out of 5, BackToTheMovies.com

“The film’s problematic running time doesn’t present too much of a good thing — it’s an imbalance between what’s eye-catching and what’s not so inviting. Luckily, that ratio skews positively toward an intriguing hybrid of brutal slasher deaths and seafaring terrorization that harps on inescapable curses.” 3 out of 5, Bloody-Disgusting.com

“If you’re a fan of visual storytelling, rich aesthetics, and innovative scare tactics, then, by all means, step aboard. But be warned: you may find yourself drifting in a sea of confusion, longing for a plot that’s as cohesive as the stunning visuals. It’s a haunting cruise filled with beauty, but one that leaves you wondering if the ship’s compass wasn’t perhaps possessed by a mischievous spirit.” 73% NOFSPodcast.com

“With judicious editing and pruning of the script, Haunting of the Queen Mary could have been one of the summer’s better genre films. As it is, its technical chops outshine its muddled script, which wastes some good ideas and leaves a generally capable cast with little to work with. In the end, it becomes yet another film that’s watchable but should have been much better.” 2.5 out of 5, VoicesFromTheBalcony.com

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