New Trailer for “THE DROWNSMAN’s” Festival Premiere

Canadian filmmaker Chad Archibald, who previously produced buzzed-about independent titles IN THE HOUSE OF FLIES, ANTISOCIAL and SEPTIC MAN, has two directorial features world premiering at this summer’s Fantasia International Film Festival. One of which, THE DROWNSMAN, is a highly anticipated supernatural slasher with a flashy new trailer in light of the festival’s commencement. 

THE DROWNSMAN, which boasts the stunning poster below, looks a stylish and intriguing throwback that concerns Madison, bound to a life of fear after almost drowning in a lake. Unable to describe what happened to her during the moments she was underwater, Madison begins to develop hydrophobia: an abnormal fear of water. Crippled by her post trauma, Madison attempts to shut out the world around her but, her fear intensifies when she begins to be haunted by the vision of an evil figure. After watching her struggle for over a year, Madison’s four friends stage an intervention in a desperate attempt to help. In doing so, they accidentally open a floodgate to a dark place where none of them are safe. As Madison and her friends dive deeper into the dark historyof the evil that haunts them, they’re dragged one by one to a horrifying place where they may never return.

Fantasia, which starts this July 17, will host the World Premiere of THE DROWNSMAN on August 2 at 5:15 p.m. EJECTA, which Archibad co-directed, premieres the following day at 7:00 p.m. For more on both visit Fantasia and expect plenty from the festival in the coming weeks.


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