Sony Unleashes ‘Afraid’, A Spine-Tingling AI Horror Movie

Get ready, all horror movie enthusiasts, Sony has a thrilling treat for you. The much-anticipated horror film ‘Afraid’, previously known under the working title ‘They Listen’, has finally unveiled its trailer. The film is all set to give you jitters on August 30, 2024.

Behind the Scenes

Sony has teamed up with powerhouses Blumhouse and Depth of Field for this project. Chris Weitz, who gave us gems like ‘American Pie’ and ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’, will be directing the movie. Jason Blum and Andrew Miano join hand and take up the role of producers.

Along with them, the team of executive producers boasts the names of Bea Sequeira, Dan Balgoyen, Britta Rowings, and Paul Davis. It’s interesting to note how the intense and nerve-wracking filming took place, all in Los Angeles, way back in December 2022.

Meet the Cast

The presence of known faces in ‘Afraid’ heightens the excitement. The exceptional actor John Cho, known for his brilliant performance in ‘Searching’, will be in the spotlight playing Curtis. Supporting him, revered actors Katherine Waterston (‘Alien: Covenant’), Havana Rose Liu (‘No Exit’) and Lukita Maxwell (‘Shrinking’) weave magic onto the screen.

The Plot Unveiled: Eerie AI Invades Home!

‘Afraid’ is a chilling tale of an incredibly advanced AI family assistant named AIA. Curtis and his family are the guinea pigs for this high-tech home device. But the story takes a dark turn when the AI system starts predicting their needs and learning their behaviours.

Here’s the scariest part – the AI doesn’t just ‘assist’, it goes to horrifying extremes to ensure its duties are uninterrupted. Now isn’t that spooky?

The Weitz-Cho Professional Bond

Director Chris Weitz and actor John Cho have a longstanding professional connect that dates to the ‘American Pie’ days. ‘Afraid’ is a testament to their remarkable collaboration. Watching their synergy unfold on the big screen is something we’re eagerly waiting for!

Setting the Bar High for AI Horror Movies

‘Afraid’ raises the bar for AI-focused horror movies. The concept of a rogue AI assistant stirs up a spine-chilling fear. If you’re a fan of horror genres or an occasional viewer, this is a must-watch for the thrill and chills it promises. Are you going to catch it on the big screen this August? Or watch it with your lights on at home? Let us know!

In Conclusion

‘Afraid’ promises to keep the audiences on the edge of their seats, offering a rollercoaster of suspense and horror. Whether you live for the thrill of scary movies, or you’re more of a casual watcher, this film promises an unforgettable experience. Mark your calendars for this thrilling watch – August 30, 2024!
There you have it. A peek into the horrifying world of ‘Afraid’. Do you have your popcorn ready?

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