It is fair to say, with the likes of Inside and Livid, that French writer/director duo Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo have already made a splash in the horror genre.

Well now they are back, promising us ‘their most intense nightmare to date’.

Among The Living follows a trio of school kids, who decide to leave class early on their last day before the summer break and head into the countryside.

Their plan is to indulge in some petty crime, but things become a whole lot more complicated (and sinister) when they stumble across an abandoned film studio, complete with a masked maniac, a kidnapped woman and an underground lair.

Naturally nobody believes them when the three recount their tale, only for the maniac to decide that he will track the kids down, hoping to silence them forever……

Theo Fernandez, Zacharie Chasseriad and Damien Ferdel take on the roles of kids Victor, Tom and Dan, while Maury/Bustillo favourite Beatrice Dalle also pops up.

The only trailer we’ve seen (which we’ve included below) is in its original language (French), but there’s more than enough impressive imagery to get us interested in this one.

Among The Living screens at Frightfest on Sunday, August 24.


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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle