‘The Turning’ Trailer Reimagines a Classic Ghost Story with Finn Wolfhard and Mackenzie Davis
Updating gothic fiction for modern audiences can be quite the challenge, but if there’s one thing that The Haunting of Hill House proved, it’s that you absolutely can make the old horrors new and terrifying again with the right touch. The Turning, the new horror movie from The Conjuring writers Chad and Carey W. Hayes and The Runaways director Floria Sigismondi that looks to update Henry James‘ classic ghost story ‘The Turn of the Screw’.
In fact, if you’ve been waiting for the ‘Turn of the Screw’ renaissance, you are in luck — Mike Flanagan‘s second Haunting season (officially dubbed The Haunting of Bly Manor) will also be inspired by James’ novel. What an exciting time for a goth lit nerd to be alive, because The Turning trailer
holds a lot of promise in its own right. I’m loving what Sigismondi is
doing with the aesthetic and pops of soft red and classic sense of
haunted house cinema imagery. And we know Finn Wolfhard can
play charming fast-talkers in horrifying scenarios, but he seems to be
pretty excellent at being a bizarre and generally terrifying goth boi,