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Abigail: Release Date, Cast, Trailer, and Everything We Know

Abigail: Release Date, Cast, Trailer, and Everything We Know

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Vampires, a classic in cinema since 1931’s Dracula, have evolved across genres from horror to comedy. While iconic figures like Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Mummy persist, new takes like Nicolas Cage’s comedic Dracula in Renfield showcase the genre’s adaptability. With diverse influences from Blade to Twilight, filmmakers find fresh angles, unbound by traditional scares. The upcoming reimagining of Dracula’s Daughter promises another twist on vampire lore, proving that immortal creatures continue to captivate and innovate in the ever-expanding realm of cinema. This article will tell you everything you need to know about the Abigail release date, cast, and more.

Abigail: Release Date

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Abigail: Release Date is set to awaken from her coffin on April 19, 2024, nearly 88 years since Dracula’s Daughter was released. Also scheduled to open that same weekend is the Guy Ritchie World War II action movie, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. However, Abigail won’t be the only horror movie opening in April, as Arkasha Stevenson’s The First Omen will hit theatres two weeks prior.

The Cast And Crew

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Alisha Weir, the 14-year-old Irish actress known for her debut in “Don’t Leave Home,” takes on the titular role of Abigail. Melissa Barrera plays the film’s supposed final girl, Joey, attempting to console Abigail. Giancarlo Esposito leads the kidnapper group, featuring Kathryn Newton as Sammy, Kevin Durand as Peter, Dan Stevens as Frank, and William Catlett as Rickles.

Angus Cloud, known for his role as Fez in “Euphoria,” joins the cast as Dean in his final performance before his untimely death in July 2023. The film is co-directed by Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, with Guy Busick as the writer and Stephen Shields as the co-writer. Producers include James Vanderbilt, Tripp Vinson, Paul Neinstein, and William Sherak, with Ron Lynch as the executive producer. Newcomer Macdara Kelleher, known for “The Pope’s Exorcist” and “Green Knight, 65,” is also on board.

The Plot

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Here is the official synopsis for Abigail, which was written by Stephen Shields and Guy Bissick.

“Children can be such monsters. After a group of would-be criminals kidnap the 12-year-old ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, all they have to do to collect a $50 million ransom is watch the girl overnight. In an isolated mansion, the captors start to dwindle, one by one, and they discover, to their mounting horror, that they’re locked inside with no normal little girl.”

Is There a Trailer for ‘Abigail’?

Yes; The official trailer was released on Thursday, January 11 by Universal Pictures. Fitting for a ballerina vampire, the trailer opens with the melody of Tchaikovsky’s famous Swan Lake.

Who Are the Creators Behind ‘Abigail’?

“Abigail” is co-directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, known for their collaborative work on projects like V/H/S, Scream, Scream VI, and Ready or Not. With their knack for blending horror and comedy, as seen in the Scream movies and Ready or Not, the film is expected to feature a mix of gruesome kills and humorous one-liners. Guy Busick, the writer, has also collaborated with them on Scream, Scream VI, and Ready or Not, while co-writer Stephen Shields, known for The Hole in the Ground and Hunted, brings his horror-writing expertise to the creative team.

The production is in the hands of Paul Neinstein, William Sherak, James Vanderbilt, Chad Villella, and Tripp Vinson, who have collectively worked on projects like Scream, Scream VI, and Ready or Not. Ron Lynch serves as the executive producer, and Macdara Kelleher, a newcomer to the producer group, brings experience from A24’s The Green Knight, 65, and The Pope’s Exorcist.

Will ‘Abigail’ Be In theatres or streaming?

Initially, Abigail will have an exclusive theatrical release. The film’s performance at the box office will likely be an indicator of how long it will remain exclusively in theatres before moving to streaming. In some cases, movies have an overlap where they are released to streaming platforms to rent or purchase before the film leaves theatres, so it’s possible that Abigail might be available to stream by sometime in late May.

Since Abigail is a Universal production, it will be made available to stream on Peacock for four months before moving over to stream on Amazon’s Prime Video service.

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