ComingSoon.net is debuting the exclusive trailer from director Peter ‘Drago’ Tiemann’s upcoming horror film The Stairs, which will be released by Cinedigm in theaters on August 12.
In 1997, a young boy is out hunting with his grandfather (John Schneider), when he stumbles upon a mysterious staircase deep in the forest. The subsequent disappearance leaves locals baffled as to the fate of the wayward pair. Twenty years later, a group of hikers set off on an ambitious trail, taking them deep into a secluded stretch of woods. Overcome with the beauty of their surroundings, they are blinded to a sinister presence lurking just beyond the trees. As the mountain terrain pulls them deeper, the group unknowingly stumbles upon a long-forgotten evil and find themselves coming face to face with the thing that nightmares are made of.
Check out the exclusive trailer below:
Led by acting veterans John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard) and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13), the movie also stars Adam Korson (SurrealEstate, Imposters), Brent Bailey (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., NCIS) Stacey Oristano (Friday Night Lights, In Plain Sight), Tyra Colar (Cougar Town, The Mentalist), and festival winner Josh Crotty (Scandal, Shockwave).
Written by Tiemann and Jason L Lowe, both men took on additional roles for the film; Tiemann producing and Lowe as an executive producer. Also produced by Amanda Rae Jones, additional executive producers include Andrew Nevils, Christopher Hill & Amy Bovenkamp, John Kritsonis, Karl Lindor, Thomas Lowe, Wesley Barker, and Scott Riefler.
Blending the sweeping natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with the stomach-churning gore of Hollywood in this modern-day movie, The Stairs has received a great reception from horror festivals around the world and has been an Official Selection playing in 15 Film Festivals with 11 nominations and more than 22 wins. Including Best Picture at Haunted House FearFest and the Audience Award for Best Picture at Nevermore Film Festival, The Stairs most recently won top honors at the combined 2020/2021 International Horror Hotel Film Festival including Best Director – Peter ‘Drago’ Tiemann, Best Cinematography – Ryan Purcell, Best Actor – Adam Korson, Best Sci-Fi Feature, and Best Overall Film.