A family is haunted by an unknown force in “The Evil Next Door”

A family is haunted by an unknown force in "The Evil Next Door"

The Evil Next Door (2020) is an upcoming Swedish horror-thriller that deals with the subjects of mystery and the occult centering on a family moving into a new house.

With the original name of Andra Sidan in the Swedish language, the movie tells the story of Shirin, who is new to her stepmom role and moves into a duplex with her partner, Fredrik, and his son, Lucas. The new home feels like the right place to start becoming a family. But when Fredrik leaves for work, strange things are heard from the other, uninhibited side. Also, who is Lucas’s new friend?

This is the debut feature film of the team of writers and directors formed by Tord Danielsson and Oskar Mellander. They already worked together being resonsible of the Swedish fantasy TV series Jakten på tidskristallen (2017). The main cast is formed by Jakob Fahlstedt, Janna Granström, Dilan Gwyn, Karin Holmberg, Troy James, Henrik Norlén, Linus Wahlgren, and Niklas Jarneheim.

The Evil Next Door (2020) was part of the Tromsø International Film Festival in Norway in January this year, and it was also part of the Guldbagge Awards where it was the winner in the Best Sound category and was nominated for Best Visual Effects, Best Costume Design, and Best Make-up. After being released digitally in some territories, on June 25, 2021, it will be finally available everywhere via Magnet Releasing. Here you can watch its official trailer.


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