2022 has been a year of great horror films, and many have come from Shudder. Well, there’s another to look out for – Watcher, a horror thriller co-written and directed by Chloe Okuno.
Watcher stars Maika Monroe as a young woman who moves into a new apartment with her fiancé and is tormented by the feeling that she is being stalked by an unseen watcher in an adjacent building.
A quote from our very own Meagan Navarro, who reviewed it and called it an “atmospheric and stylish paranoid thriller.”
Burn gorman and Ciubuciu Bogdan Alexandru are the star cast.
Zack Ford wrote the script, and producers include Aaron Kaplan, Roy Lee, Steven Schneider, Derek Dauchy, John Finemore, Mason Novick.
Maike Monroe was waking up in the middle of the night, and she saw someone at the window. In the trailer, she narrates the story that she saw the man again, and he’s been watching us since we moved in here, Julia shows the window to her husband, and he later jokes about the man having a crush on her.
The trailer gets mysterious and hints to the audience that there is more to this story than just a simple tale about a serial killer and stalker. Julia interestingly says, “you’re not looking in here are you?” and then we go into a montage of shots that see our main character walking around the city, seemingly trying to find answers. At the same time, each letter of the film’s title accompanies each new shot. One of the most interesting images is a dead person lying still in a chair. Is that a crime scene left by The Spider? Only time will tell. The final scene in the trailer sees Julia walking slowly towards a half-open door. We see what appears to be a dark shape in the door frame. The trailer leaves us in suspense, not knowing what is behind the door.