Exclusive First Look At Maury And Bustillo's AMONG THE LIVING

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
French filmmaking duo Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo have built a loyal international following thanks to their first two films Inside and Livid and the duo look to expand their cult with their third effort, Among The Living. Though there are some familiar faces to be found here in Beatrice Dalle and Chloe Coulloud the film centers on three youngsters with the directors aiming for something in the sweet spot between Stand By Me and It. Here's the official synopsis:

Youngsters, Victor, Dan and Tom skip school to wander around an abandoned movie set. They stumble upon a horrific vision : a woman in chains is dragged through the field by a man wearing a clown mask. The masked man catches a glimpse of the boys, who scramble to run away. But, before they can escape, they see something which has been hidden for years, something they were not meant to see. Terrified of having been seen by the masked man, the boys try to alert the police. Unfortunately, their past record of unruly behavior discredits them and the police do not follow up on their tipoff. That night someone breaks into their homes, seeking to eliminate them...one after another... They are going to meet Klarence...

The directors themselves pitch it like this: "Among the Living, while being in line with our previous movies themes, is a new way for us to look at fantasy films. We focused on the transition from childhood to adulthood. What happens if, instead of getting rid of their fears and growing up, Tom, Dan and Victor would actually meet their fears. In the form of Klarence. Our vision on this movie is a mix of the melancholy of Stand by Me, the intensity and visual choc of The Hills have eyes and the creepy atmosphere of Insidious! The abandoned movie set is the ideal location. It carries tremendous collective memories while providing various places for our fear to hide and grow. It was the perfect place for Klarence's nest..."

With production now under way we're proud to present the first trio of stills from the set. Check the gallery below.