Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, will release the horror-thriller film “Held”, from directors Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff (The Gallows) in theaters and on demand April 9, 2021.
Starring and written by Jill Awbrey, Held was opening night at Frightfest and follows a couple whose ailing marriage is put to the test when they are held captive in an isolated vacation rental by an unseen Voice that commands their every move and threatens harm if they don’t obey.
In Held, Emma (Jill Awbrey) and Henry’s (Bart Johnson) marriage is losing its spark. In an effort to reconnect, they vacation to a remote high-end rental, complete with automated smart house features and integrated security. However, after suspecting a nighttime intruder they decide to flee, only to become forcibly trapped inside by the automated security system. Emitting from the house, an unknown ‘Voice’ watches their every move through an array of hidden cameras, revealing an intimate and unsettling knowledge of their relationship. While the situation grows increasingly brutal, Emma and Henry must work together to uncover the truth and find a way out before it’s too late.