Vertical Entertainment will release the Adam Marino-directed Beneath the Leaves on VOD platforms February 8, 2019, Bloody Disgusting learned.
In the film:
“Among countless others, four small-town boys are kidnapped by James Whitley, a deranged, warm-eyed psychopath. His grotesque pursuit to reunite orphaned children with their deceased birth parents is gridlocked when the boys escape and he is arrested. Twenty years later, Whitley flees during a prison fire and decides to see his mission through. Detective Larson, one of Whitley’s prior victims – and now a cop – is removed from the case due to impartiality leaving his partner and lover, Detective Shotwell to solve the case. Fueled by rage and a chance of redemption, Detective Larson chases the steadfast psychopath on his own, only to fall back into the same trap he once escaped as a child.”
It stars horror veteran Doug Jones (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Hocus Pocus), with Mira Sorvino (Mimic) and Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas, Repo!). Interestingly, Jones also worked on Mimic with Sorvino. Here’s the trailer.