Way back in December, our fearless leader here at HorrorSquad, Scott Weinberg, was in town and staying with me. We heard, through the magic of Twitter, that Kevin Costner of all people had starred in a horror film ... a horror film, ladies and gentlemen ... that was going to be unceremoniously dumped in about 30 theatres across the country. It was called The New Daughter and neither of us had heard anything about it.

It played here in Austin for exactly one week, with no advertising other than the cold, lifeless letters of the title listed on the marquee above the Dobie Theatre. And on opening night, Scott and I ventured to the theatre with another movie geek friend to see what was so bad it could make a company absolutely bury a film theatrically. We were the only three people in the auditorium at the last screening that Friday night, and I think I can safely speak for all of us when I say that we were pleasantly surprised to find that it was nowhere near bad enough to warrant the treatment it had received.

Have I piqued your interest yet? I hope so, because the rest of you will soon have the chance to see The New Daughter for yourselves, should you care to. The folks over at Anchor Bay have announced that they're bringing the film to DVD and Blu-ray on May 18th.
categories Dvds, Movies, Horror