‘The Front Room’ Trailer: Brandy Faces The Stepmother From Hell In New Horror From Sam & Max Eggers

Robert Eggers has become a favorite of horror fans for The Witch, The Lighthouse, and the upcoming vampire film Nosferatu. But did you know there’s a lot of talent on the Eggers family tree? His brothers Max and Sam Eggers have their own psychological thriller film coming up with A24, titled The Front Room, that looks like a chilling new entry in the pregnancy horror genre.

The Front Room marks Brandy Norwood’s return to horror, as the actress and R&B icon is still remembered for her role in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. Here, she plays a newly-pregnant woman who finds her household turned upside down by the arrival of her stepmother, played by Kathryn Hunter.

Written and directed by Max and Sam Eggers, the film also stars Andrew Burnap and Neal Huff.

We shouldn’t look at the Eggers’ as being new to any of this. Sam was a co-writer on the Olympia Dukakis doc, Olympia, and also did work on The Witch. Max co-wrote The Lighthouse with Robert, suggesting he’s got just as twisted a mind as his sibling.

Here’s the synopsis: Everything goes to hell for newly-pregnant Belinda (Brandy) after her mother-in-law (Kathryn Hunter) moves in. As the diabolical guest tries to get her claws on the child, Belinda must draw the line somewhere…

The Front Room opens in theaters on September 6th.

Travis Hopson
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