Elisha Cuthbert and Eoin Macken Find Horror in 'The Cellar'


Elisha Cuthbert, known for her roles in The Girl Next Door and the 2005 remake of House of Wax, is set to return to the horror genre in the upcoming Irish feature film, The Cellar.


The Cellar tells the story of Keira Woods (Cuthbert), whose daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house in the country. Keira soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family’s souls forever.


Eoin Macken (The Forest, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter) also stars.


The Cellar comes from the critically-acclaimed Irish writer-director Brendan Muldowney (Pilgrimage). Muldowney reunites with Pilgrimage Director of Photography Tom Comerford (The Hole in the Ground), composer Stephen McKeown (The Hole in the Ground) and production designer Owen Power (Maudie).  


Principal photography of the horror film set to begin in Roscommon, Ireland this month. Epic Pictures will spearhead sales for The Cellar at this year’s American Film Market (AFM). 


The Cellar is an Irish/Belgian co-production with Conor Barry of Savage Productions (A24’s The Hole in the Ground) and Richard Bolger of Hail Mary Pictures serving as producers. It is co-produced with Benoit Roland from Wrong Men Films in Belgium. Patrick Ewald of Epic Pictures, Lesley McKimm, Screen Ireland and Patrick O’Neill, Wildcard Distribution are Executive Producers on the project.


"Some nightmares are meant to be shared with the world," said Ewald. "The Cellar is perhaps the darkest one. The incredible combination of director Brendan Muldowney, producers Conor Barry and Richard Bolger, along with Elisha Cuthbert and Eoin Macken make this unique and riveting horror story something special to capture the attention of buyers at AFM and audiences around the world."


Wildcard Distribution will release the film in Irish cinemas next year.


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