Somewhere Quiet directed by Olivia West Lloyd
Somewhere Quiet directed by Olivia West Lloyd

Writer/director Olivia West Lloyd makes her feature debut with Somewhere Quiet, the horror film starring Jennifer Kim, Kentucker Audley, Marin Ireland and Micheál Neeson.

Lloyd revealed a first look teaser trailer for the film, ahead of the upcoming world premiere at 2023 Tribeca Film Festival in the US Narrative Competition.

Here is the official description:

Months after escaping a brutal kidnapping, Meg travels with her husband, Scott, to his family’s isolated compound in Cape Cod, hoping the early winter quiet will give her space to recover and for them to reconnect. Shortly after they arrive, however, the couple discovers they are not alone on the property. Scott’s charming but overbearing cousin, Madelin, is staying next door. To Meg’s surprise, the two are quite close and soon Madelin’s presence is inescapable.

With each passing day Meg and Scott’s already fragile relationship begins to fracture, while Meg is haunted by vivid nightmares, visions of an old woman lurking in the woods, and a growing suspicion that Scott and Madelin are hiding something from her.

As the tension in the house grows, Meg begins to act out in increasingly reckless ways, setting into motion a series of disturbing events that shatters the thin barrier of civility between her and the cousins. Subtle manipulation gives way to violent confrontation as Scott and Madelin reveal their troubling history and Meg learns the truth about her abduction.

Writer/director Olivia West Lloyd said, “I began writing the script for Somewhere Quiet after watching a particularly brutal horror film. The final frame was of a girl – covered in blood, the rest of her group dead – waiting for the police to arrive. The film ended there, but it didn’t feel over to me.”

“What happens to the girl who survives? If she’s lucky, she gets to go home. For a while, everyone will swarm her: her family, her friends, the media. But over time, those people will slip back into their normal routines, swallowed by the minutiae of their own lives. The news will forget about her, finding some new tragedy to obsess over. She will return to the mundane, carrying what happened to her into every banal moment of her forever-altered present.”

“Meg is a reimagining of the archetypal “final girl,” who returns home only to find that the horror has not ended, but rather changed shape. The film attempts to inhabit the fissures in Meg’s psyche, exploring the distance between her perception and her reality in the wake of her kidnapping. What begins as a quiet film of a husband and wife learning to cope with trauma slowly morphs into an insomniac nightmare, a new horror film that emerges from Meg’s own subconscious. We slip between vivid nightmares and meandering days, tense dinners and violent fantasies, becoming so firmly embedded in Meg’s perspective that we forget to question whether she is a reliable narrator.”

Watch the first look teaser for Somewhere Quiet.

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