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‘Polaroid’ Trailer Developed, Mixes ‘Final Destination’ with ‘Lights Out’

You won’t want to shake this Polaroid picture.

While we wait for Dimension Films to release the latest Amityville Horror, they’ve set an December 1, 2017, date for Lars Klevberg’s hotly anticipated Polaroid, which now has a trailer. The footage reminds me of the terrifying Thai horror film Shutter, while also channeling the James Wan-produced Lights Out, also based on a short. The biggest connection to our horror roots, however, comes in the revealed device that a shadow within the polaroids dictates who will die next, which sounds like something out of a Final Destination film. While the trailer does remind us of some other horror classics, it also looks really well made and extremely fun. This summer is looking frightening! What do you think?


Polaroid stars Kathryn Prescott (The Hive), Mitch Pileggi (“The X-Files”), Grace Zabriskie (The Grudge), Tyler Young (Eyewitness), Keenan Tracey (“Bates Motel”), Samantha Logan (The Fosters), Priscilla Quintana (Stranded), Madelaine Petsch (“Riverdale”) and Javier Botet (Mama).

High school loner Bird Fitcher (Prescott) has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end.

The film is produced by Roy Lee (The Ring, Blair Witch) and Chris Bender (The Ring, The History of Violence). Written by Blair Butler, it’s based on the short by Lars Klevberg.



  • You know times are tough for the Polaroid brand when they’re lending their name to horror flicks.

  • Euch

  • WoodsboroKiller

    i love that teen horror is making a comeback. if only this and wish upon actually looked good

    • Khy


  • Cody

    Looks entertaining enough at least.

  • pablitonizer

    Oh “Shutter” hahaha totally forgot about that shit!

  • DarkBree

    Looks nice and Cheryl Blossom is in this!!

  • Hash-Slinging Slasher

    Looks like a Dimension movie from the 00’s that they forgot to release.

    • Kyle Cole

      Reminds me of dimension films Pulse flick

  • Grimphantom
    Yay teen morons who don’t believe at the beginning then later get paranoid and blame the main character for their stupidity

    It feels like one of those forgotten Japanese remakes they forgot they had it and try to release it.

  • Khy

    Looks like it’ll be a fun double feature to have with WISH UPON. I’m a sucker for teen horror.

  • Necro

    Looks ok as does ‘Wish Upon’. Although I prefer rated R but who knows maybe one of these will surprise me.

  • Brian McNatt

    It doesn’t look like something from Final Destination! It looks like something out of Goosebumps! Seriously! How can you go an entire article without mentioning this being a clear and obvious take on Say Cheese and Die! Just one article! Come on!

  • Dia Zerva

    Are You Afraid of The Dark: Tale of the Curious Camera anyone?

  • Biscoito18

    “Shutter” 2004 is amazing.

  • Gray Michael

    I’m in.

  • REC03

    The ICONIC Cheryl Blossom dies first… out!

    • Kyle Cole

      I know thats gonna suck!! Love her in riverdale!

  • Honest

    Someone use it to take a picture of the tape from The Ring while using a planchette glued to the Hellraiser puzzle box on the Ouiji board from the films of the same name in the hotel from The Shining while Godspeed You Black Emperor plays. That would be watchable.

  • Michael Brimer

    hipster The Ring?

  • Kyle Cole

    Cant wait!!!

  • diapers

    On the one hand, this looks a little formulaic, yet I’m an absolute pushover for this type of film when done properly. This is getting a wide release? Would be a fun popcorn flick.

  • Lulu Belle

    I have an old polaroid. I can’t find anywhere that makes film for it anymore. I laughed at this, which is why I probably won’t be seeing it. It might be craptastic, but I doubt it. I should get my old clunker from 1981 out of my storage, let’s see if it’s haunted or not. LOL

  • Dr. Carrion Crow

    It’s like if shit and garbage got together to make a movie.

  • Seun LAGOKE

    Next Wish Upon right there

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