While the 2013 edition of the Cannes Film Festival is getting ready to go (May 15-26), back in 2012, BloodyDisgusting.com discovered and subsequently acquired what they’re calling “a hidden gem that went under everyone’s radar.” This little gem, known as The Haunting of Helena, was formerly titled Fairytale, which would explain any difficulty you might have had tracking down the trailer. The film involves a mysterious woman, a little girl, and her single mother. The Haunting of Helena, as it turns out, will be another modernization on an old fairy tale.
The Haunting of Helena official synopsis:
After a divorce, Sophia moves to the south of Italy with her daughter, Helena. Their new home, an apartment within an austere building of the fascist age, is a chance for them to start a new life. But inside an old storage room hides a mysterious closet and a buried secret. After the loss of Helena’s first baby tooth, a chilling obsession begins and an apparition haunts her sleep. Dreams become nightmares. Nightmares become reality. When Helena collects her classmate’s fallen teeth with an urgent hunger, it is clear that there is far more to their new home than can be seen. Sophia finds herself in a terrifying fight to save her child while maintaining her sanity. The Haunting of Helena will keep you at the edge of your seat as it slides in agony along the sharp blade of psychological terror.
The Haunting of Helena will be released in select theaters on June 21, 2013. It will be available on Cable VOD in partnership with Tribeca Films and for digital streaming on June 18, 2013.
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