Ahead of its US theatrical premiere this Halloween, the official trailer for Graham Swon’s directorial debut The World is Full of Secrets has been released, and with it comes the statement that "this non-gory horrific tale without monsters or bloodshed is probably the most poisonous and scary US film produced in the recent years."
In the film, an old woman's voice recalls a terrible event from her distant past: on a summer night in 1996, five teenage girls meet in a suburban house, absent of parental supervision. To pass the time, they begin to tell morbid stories of the world outside, trying to best one another in a grim competition. As the night becomes darker and their play becomes more serious, their world of fiction is consumed by reality in this feverish Decameron-in-miniature.
The World is Full of Secrets stars Ayla Guttman, Alexa Shae Niziak, Dennise Gregory, Violet Piper and Elena Burger. Swon also wrote and produced the film, which is co-produced by Lio Sigerson and Bart Cortright, who also acted as cinematographer.
The premiere takes place at the Anthology Film Archives in New York on October 31st.