Thursday, May 30, 2024

‘Haunting of the Queen Mary,’ filmed aboard Long Beach’s famed ship, gets trailer and release date


Announced a decade ago with filming wrapping up aboard the ship last November, “Haunting of the Queen Mary”—the horror flick that explores the ship’s infamous and chilling specters of the past—has unveiled its first formal trailer along with announcing a theatrical release of Aug. 18 (along with being available on streaming services).

The film bounces in real time between two families aboard the ship on Halloween night—one family aboard the ship in 1938 and another in present day—with actress Alice Eve leading the way as a mother with her husband and son aboard the ship for some much-needed relaxation. As the family’s voyage begins to move forward, it becomes eerily reflective of a violent experience of another family that sailed aboard Her Majesty in 1938.

Directed by Gary Shore—mostly known for his surprise box office hit, 2014’s “Dracula Untold”—and produced by Brett Matthew Tomberlin, Thorsten Schumacher. Lars Sylvest Nigel Sinclair, Nicholas Ferrall, and Mali Elfman—some of whom were the producers behind the Helen Mirren-led “Winchester” and the Daniel Radcliffe-led “The Woman in Black.:

Vertical Pictures acquired the North American rights to the horror movie shortly after production wrapped.

Brian Addison
Brian Addison
Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 25 nominations and three additional wins. In 2019, he was awarded the Food/Culture Critic of the Year across any platform at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards.


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