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"Abigail" Sets Digital Release Date

Tue 07 May 2024 | 01:00 PM
Yara Sameh

Radio Silence’s newest horror endeavor “Abigail ” is hitting digital platforms starting May 7 as it runs concurrently in theaters.

Universal Home Entertainment will release the pic digitally while it is still in theaters, carrying on with the trend of the entertainment industry that is becoming more and more prevalent. Instead of allowing an extended theatrical run, studios are quick to release movies digitally for an elevated price. 

The directing team of Radio Silence — also known as Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett — was responsible for the equally raucous popular horror movies including “Scream” (2022), “Scream VI” (2023), and “Ready or Not” (2019), the latter is getting a sequel down the line. 

Loosely inspired by the tale, Dracula’s Daughter, “Abigail” follows a group of kidnappers who get in over their heads when their young target, a girl named Abigail, turns out to be a vampire.

The movie’s official logline reads, “Children can be such monsters. After a group of would-be criminals kidnap the 12-year-old ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, all they have to do to collect a $50 million ransom is watch the girl overnight. In an isolated mansion, the captors start to dwindle, one by one, and they discover, to their mounting horror, that they’re locked inside with no normal little girl.”

The cast stars Melissa Barrera, Kathryn Newton, Dan Stevens, Giancarlo Esposito, Kevin Durand, Alisha Weir, the late Angus Cloud, William Catlett, and Giancarlo Esposito. 

The pic released on April 19 and marks one of Cloud’s final on-screen performances, following his death in July 2023 at the age of 25.

“Abigail” is produced by William Sherak, Paul Neinstein, and James Vanderbilt on behalf of Project X Entertainment. Tripp Vinson also produces in addition to Chad Vilella of Radio Silence. Ron Lynch and Macdara Kelleher serve as executive producers.