Kids talking to someone who’s not there: it’s a horror movie staple for a reason. The creepy factor is simply off the charts. Now, Lionsgate and Blumhouse are looking to capture that unsettling moment over and over again in the new horror flick, Imaginary.

To get into the spirit, you’ll need to meet your new best friend, Chauncey the bear. And don’t worry – Chauncey will never leave you… ever.

Here’s the official synopsis for Imaginary from Lionsgate:

From Blumhouse, the genre-defining masterminds behind FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S and M3GAN, comes an original horror that taps into the innocence of imaginary friends – and begs the question: Are they really figments of childhood imagination or is something more terrifying lying just beneath?

When Jessica (DeWanda Wise) moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter Alice (Pyper Braun) develops an eerie attachment to a stuffed bear named Chauncey she finds in the basement. Alice starts playing games with Chauncey that begin playful and become increasingly sinister.

As Alice’s behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.

Imaginary comes from director Jeff Wadlow, who wrote the screenplay along with Greg Erb and Jason Oremland. In addition to Wise and Braun, the film also stars Tom Payne, Taegen Burns, Veronica Falcon, and Betty Buckley.

“I love making films that play with the audience’s perception of what is real and what is not, so a horror movie that explores the frightening possibilities of imaginary friends was the perfect sandbox for me to play in,” said Wadlow. “I think audiences are going to love watching them go toe to toe with Chauncey, our evil little bear… You’ll never look at a Teddy the same way again.”

Imaginary premieres in theaters March 8.

So, what do you think about this new Blumhouse horror flick? Ready to let some imaginary friends terrify you? Let us know in the comments below.

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