Tired of basic haunted house stories? Well, get ready to mix things up with Haunting of the Queen Mary.

The upcoming psychological horror movie was shot on the actual HMS Queen Mary ship in Long Beach. (Which Time Magazine named “One of the World’s Most Haunted Places.”) The movie explores the mysterious and violent events surrounding one family’s voyage on Halloween night in 1938 and their interwoven destiny with another family onboard the infamous ocean liner present day.

Check out the trailer for the film below.

A little Queen Mary history… In the early twentieth century, shipping lines competed to be the fastest to complete a transatlantic crossing. The RMS Queen Mary held the record for 14 years. Now, it stands encased in concrete in Long Beach, CA, serving as a luxury hotel and tourist attraction. Once graced by the rich and famous, the luxury ocean-liner is now celebrated (feared?) for being haunted. Visitors report ghosts and visions in its rooms and on the decks. So, it seems like the right setting for a horror flick.

Haunting of the Queen Mary comes from director Gary Shore and writers Stephen Oliver and Tom Vaughan. The film stars Alice Eve, Joel Fry, Nell Hudson, William Shockley, and BAFTA award-winner Lenny Rush. 

Haunting of the Queen Mary poster

Haunting of the Queen Mary premieres in theaters and on demand August 18.

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