‘The Rental’ Teaser: Dave Franco’s Vacation Horror Hits The Drive-In Early

Full Trailer Coming This Thursday!

Dave Franco is following in his brother James’ footsteps by embarking on a directorial career, and his first shot out of the gate is the creepy vacation horror, The Rental! While the film doesn’t actually release until July, ArcLight Cinemas and IFC Films are doing something special by hosting a one-night-only drive-in event this Thursday, June 18th. On that day we’ll also see the full trailer’s debut, but for now here’s just a teaser to set the stage.

The Rental is directed by Franco and stars Alison Brie, Dan Stevens, Jeremy Allen White, and Sheila Vand as couples on an oceanside getaway who come to suspect that their host is spying on them. Before long, their celebratory weekend becomes more sinister as long-held secrets are revealed and they begin to see one another in a new light.

For those living in California, The Rental will be receiving a special one-night-only early screening at the Vineland Drive-In on Thursday, June 18th at 8:30pm. The event will be followed by a post-screening Q&A with Dave Franco himself. As is the order of the day, all safety protocols and social distancing measures are in effect to ensure the health of those who attend…

“Each $55 ticket package includes entry for one car. There is no passenger limit for this event. A signature ArcLight Caramel Corn and a regular popcorn will also be complimentary. Vineland’s concession stand will be closed for this event; however, moviegoers are invited to bring their favorite movie pairings with them.

Safety protocols will be in place in order to protect our guests, employees, and community. Each car must ensure that there is one space held between their car and the next. Guests will be asked to practice social distancing at all times”

For tickets and further information you’ll want to check out the event page here.

So this show is a bit on the expensive side, and I’m not completely sure I understand why social distancing makes sense for a drive-in, but it does look like you get a lot in return and you can bring the whole gang. That works out.

The Rental hits select theaters and VOD on July 24th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.