While Eli Roth isn’t a producer on this title, Chilean horror The Inhabitant (El Habitante) does come from the team behind Aftershock, The Green Inferno and Knock, Knock.
News out of TIFF is that Guillermo Amoedo‘s horror pic, which looks like a mix between Don’t Breathe and The Exorcist, is being sold across multiple territories. According to Variety, Kinovista has acquired rights to France and French-speaking Europe, Capelight Pictures to Germany and Austria and Double & Joy Pictures to South Korea and Vietnam. A U.S. acquisition deal with Lionsgate’s Pantelion was made prior to the festival.
“When three sisters decide to go out for the evening, it’s not because they want to party. They’ve decided to break into a corrupt senator’s house to stuff their pockets. Getting in was so easy that they joked about it on the way to the safe. But prying it open isn’t as simple as they thought it would be. They have to drag the senator and his wife out of their bed and scare them into spilling the beans. But there are these strange noises coming from the cellar. When the girls go down to investigate, they discover not a squeaking boiler, but their victims’ paraplegic daughter. She’s tied up and looks to have been tortured. Their parents express no sign of guilt or remorse but only pure fear. They cry: “Whatever you do, don’t untie her!”.“
Starring María Evoli, Vanesa Restrepo, and Carla Adell, The Inhabitant is an official selection of the 36th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF).
Updated with English subtitles!