‘Never Let Go’ Trailer: Halle Berry Defends Her Family From Evil In Alexandre Aja’s Latest Horror

When Alexandre Aja makes a horror movie, it’s time to sit up and take notice. The director behind High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D, and Crawl is back with the survival horror Never Let Go. And this one is led by Oscar winner Halle Berry as a mother looking to protect her twin sons from evil.

But is this evil real? Or something imagined in Mom’s head? That’s the central question as the siblings, played by Percy Daggs IV and Anthony B. Jenkins, begin to question what’s real and what’s imagined. They live with their mother way off the grid in a remote house deep in the woods. Her fear is so strong she insists they remain connected at all times by long ropes. When the boys begin to wonder if these evil spirits are real, one ventures out to find the truth, only to get lost in the woods and leaving it up to Mom to fight for their survival.

Aja directs from a screenplay by Kevin Coughlin and Ryan Grassby. Shawn Levy (Real Steel, Deadpool & Wolverine) is among the producers.

This looks creepy as Hell, and I think the sight of Berry leading those two boys into the woods strung together by ropes will hook a lot of people in.

Lionsgate will release Never Let Go into theaters on September 27th.

Here’s the synopsis: From visionary director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Crawl) and the creative minds behind Stranger Things and Arrival comes NEVER LET GO. In this new psychological thriller/horror, as an Evil takes over the world beyond their front doorstep, the only protection for a mother, played by Academy Award® winner Halle Berry (Actress in a Leading Role, 2001 – Monster’s Ball), and her twin sons is their house and their family’s protective bond. Needing to stay connected at all times – even tethering themselves with ropes – they cling to one another, urging each other to never let go. But when one of the boys questions if the evil is real, the ties that bind them together are severed, triggering a terrifying fight for survival.

Travis Hopson
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