AFM ’08: The Shadow Within Trailer


Another unborn twin chiller

Kids can’t kick the ability to see dead people. The Italian haunter known as The Shadow Within, screening this week at the American Film Market, deals with communicating with the dead and an unborn twin (carrying shades of David Goyer’s upcoming The Unborn).

The plot follows “Maurice Dumont, a nine year-old who can connect with the dead. Propelled by grief over the death of Maurice’s twin brother Jacques at birth, his mother Marie falls under the influence of Madame Armand, who convinces Marie to force her son to act as a medium to the next world. As Jacques asserts himself through Maurice, he comes to the realization that they both desire the same thing: their parents’ love. Only Jacques does not want to return to the living: he wants his parents to join him in the afterlife.”

Silvana Zancolo (The Root of Evil) directed and co-scripted by Giovanni Eccher and Daniel Aarons.