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Unleash the Terror with Midnight Screenings of “Abigail”

Don’t miss the midnight screenings of the heist-turned-horror movie "Abigail," premiering on April 17. Experience the chilling blend of crime and supernatural thrill, where betrayal meets an unexpected bloody twist.

Universal Pictures is thrilled to announce the midnight screenings of the anticipated heist-turned-horror film, “Abigail,” set to hit theaters nationwide on April 17. Directed by the visionary team behind the “Scream” series, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, “Abigail” promises to deliver a thrilling cinematic experience combining high stakes, unexpected twists, and a sinister supernatural element.

Plot Overview: A Bloody Twist on the Heist Genre

Abigail” starts with a daring heist orchestrated by six strangers, each with a unique skill set, aiming to steal $50 million from a reclusive kingpin. The plot thickens when the crew kidnaps the kingpin’s daughter, Abigail, a seemingly innocent ballerina, only to discover she’s a centuries-old vampire with a thirst for blood. As the night progresses in a remote mansion, the team members are hunted down one by one, turning their mission into a fight for survival.

Meet the Stellar Cast

  • Alisha Weir as Abigail: Playing the dual role of a kidnapped ballerina and a terrifying vampire, Weir brings a chilling depth to her character.
  • Melissa Barrera as Joey: The team’s medic, whose empathy and combat skills are crucial to the story’s dynamic.
  • Dan Stevens as Frank: The ethically complex leader, Stevens portrays a character caught between greed and survival.
  • Kathryn Newton as Sammy: A hacker in it for the thrills, Newton adds a layer of mystery and intrigue to the ensemble.
  • Kevin Durand as Peter: The muscle of the group, Durand explores the moral dilemmas of a man on the edge.
  • Will Catlett as Rickles: A skilled sniper with a strong moral code, Catlett’s character senses the underlying danger early on.
  • Angus Cloud as Dean: One of his final roles, Cloud’s portrayal of the talented wheelman adds a poignant layer to the film.
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Lambert: The mastermind behind the scenes, Esposito’s character orchestrates the complex heist with a mix of charm and menace.
Melissa Barrera’s Joey in a bloody mess in “Abigail”

A Tribute to Angus Cloud

Abigail” serves as one of the final screen appearances of Angus Cloud, who passed away in July 2023. His performance is not only pivotal but also a testament to his irreplaceable talent and charismatic presence. Producer William Sherak reflects, “Angus was a beacon of joy on set, and while we celebrate his incredible performance, we also honor his memory.”

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The heist crew (from left): Dean (Angus Cloud), Sammy (Kathryn Newton), Peter (Kevin Durand) carrying a sedated Abigail (Alisha Weir), Frank (Dan Stevens), Joey (Melissa Barrera), Rickles (Will Catlett) in “Abigail.”

Experience the Horror in Theaters

Co-director Tyler Gillett shares, “We crafted ‘Abigail‘ to be an experience that combines the thrill of a heist with the terror of horror. We want audiences to leave the theater both terrified and exhilarated.” The film invites audiences to experience this unique blend at the special midnight screenings, ensuring a communal cathartic experience of fear and excitement.

Kathryn Newton’s Sammy in creepy darkness in “Abigail”

Booking and Social Media Details

Tickets for “Abigail” are available now. Fans are encouraged to book early to secure their seats for the midnight screenings on April 17. For more updates, follow Universal Pictures PH on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

Fangs out and fear ready – “Abigail” is your ticket to a bloody, unforgettable night at the cinema!

Photo and Trailer Credit: Universal Pictures International

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