ANT-MAN 3 Star Kathryn Newton Calls ABIGAIL "The Most Gory Movie I've Done"; New Still Released

ANT-MAN 3 Star Kathryn Newton Calls ABIGAIL "The Most Gory Movie I've Done"; New Still Released ANT-MAN 3 Star Kathryn Newton Calls ABIGAIL "The Most Gory Movie I've Done"; New Still Released

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star Kathryn Newton is no stranger to the horror genre, and the actress has now revealed that her latest project, Abigail, is the "most gory" yet...

By MarkCassidy - Feb 15, 2024 12:02 PM EST
Source: Via FearHQ.com

Kathryn Newton made her MCU debut as Cassie Lang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, but a lot of fans would likely feel that she's made a much bigger impact in the horror genre.

Newton's breakout role was playing the lead in horror comedy Freaky, and she currently has Lisa Frankenstein in theaters. Next up is a supporting part in Radio Silence's - aka directors Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, and producer Chad Villella - Abigail, which Newton claims is the "scariest" and "goriest" movie she'd been a part of.

“I would say Abigail is the scariest movie I've done, the most gory movie I've done," she tells Collider. "I have played a couple of monsters, huh? I'm getting my monster belt. I need to get a letterman jacket with my little monster characters.”

Abigail's official MPA rating backs up Newton's assessment, as the movie has been rated R for “Strong bloody violence and gore throughout, pervasive language and brief drug use.”

The recent teaser for Abigail introduced Matilda the Musical star Alisha Weir as a seemingly innocent ballerina who is kidnapped by a gang who get a lot more than they bargained for when the kid turns out to be a bloodthirsty vampire.

"It just felt like, ‘This is the iconic feel of the movie’,” co-director Tyler Gillett tells Empire. “The imagery is this young girl, in a tutu, covered in blood because she’s been on a killing spree. Our goal is always to find and design a character that feels like, ‘Ooh, [frick], that’s gonna be a cool Halloween costume’.”

“In the opening scene she was at a ballet class,” adds Bettinelli-Olpin, “and it was kind of a part of the character. But once we met Alisha, she was like, ‘I’m really good at dancing’, and it became ‘Ooh, let’s steer into that. Let’s make that part of the identity of the movie.’”

Check out a new still below.

After a group of would-be criminals kidnap the 12-year-old ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, all they have to do to collect a $50 million ransom is watch the girl overnight. In an isolated mansion, the captors start to dwindle, one by one, and they discover, to their mounting horror, that they’re locked inside with no normal little girl.

From Radio Silence—the directing team of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett behind the terrifying modern horror hits Ready or Not, 2022’s Scream and last year’s Scream VI—comes a brash, blood-thirsty new vision of the vampire flick, written by Stephen Shields (The Hole in the Ground, Zombie Bashers) and Guy Busick (Scream franchise, Ready or Not).

Abigail also stars Melissa Barrera (Scream franchise, In the Heights), Dan Stevens (Gaslit, Legion), Kathryn Newton (Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Freaky), William Catlett (Black Lightning, True Story), Kevin Durand (Resident Evil: Retribution, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Angus Cloud (Euphoria, North Hollywood) as the kidnappers.

The film is produced by William Sherak (Scream franchise, Ready or Not), Paul Neinstein (Scream franchise; executive producer, The Night Agent) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, Scream franchise) for Project X Entertainment, by Tripp Vinson (Ready or Not, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) and by Radio Silence’s Chad Vilella (executive producer Ready or Not and Scream franchise). The executive producers are Ron Lynch and Macdara Kelleher.

Abigail is set to be released in theaters on April 19. Do you plan on seeing this one on the big screen?

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mastakilla39
mastakilla39 - 2/15/2024, 12:36 PM
Didn't like Scream 6, hopefully they deliver with this. Movie looks great!
AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 2/15/2024, 12:43 PM
@mastakilla39 -

I really liked scream 6 but those last 15 minutes are baaaad😬



Overall it was good to me. The opening was so awesome and I wish the film was through ghost face prospective 🥲
mastakilla39
mastakilla39 - 2/15/2024, 1:25 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - im the opposite i liked the 1st 15 minutes but the movie just drags afterwards. it also seems like they are afraid to kill some characters. 6 felt like a remake of 3 which was the worst one IMO. it no longer felt like a commentary on horror movies or filmmaking but a cash grab sequel.
SheepishOne
SheepishOne - 2/15/2024, 4:02 PM
@mastakilla39 - I liked it when it seemed like it might be going with the Cult of Ghostface direction, but it abandoned that pretty quickly and started to lose me. And then I hated the ending. I called the killer reveal from the trailer, which was disappointing.
AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 2/15/2024, 12:44 PM
Annabelle looks amazing💪🔥🖖
DocSpock
DocSpock - 2/15/2024, 12:52 PM
@AmazingFILMporg -

I am intrigued. I'm going to give this a shot.
marvel72
marvel72 - 2/15/2024, 1:50 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - It's called Abigail.
AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 2/15/2024, 2:49 PM
@marvel72 -

Lol🤡





Edit button missed🥲
KaptainKhaos
KaptainKhaos - 2/15/2024, 1:12 PM
X-Men 97 trailer dropped, I'm so glad I'm not poisoned by Nostalgia because it looks like garbage
EskimoJ
EskimoJ - 2/15/2024, 1:34 PM
Is she going to act in this one?
HashTagSwagg
HashTagSwagg - 2/15/2024, 1:44 PM
@EskimoJ - Still wondering if she's even capable of such a feat.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 2/15/2024, 1:42 PM
It's also almost certainly the most awful movie she's done.
marvel72
marvel72 - 2/15/2024, 1:50 PM
Doesn't look bad, I will watch eventually.
Izaizaiza
Izaizaiza - 2/15/2024, 2:19 PM
Looks fun! I'll check it out
BlackBolt84
BlackBolt84 - 2/15/2024, 2:29 PM
How does she keep getting roles?
Itwasme
Itwasme - 2/15/2024, 2:35 PM
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin was in an old punk band called Link-80 which was pretty good back in the day.
defenderofthefaith
defenderofthefaith - 2/15/2024, 3:05 PM
Abigail has the extremely beautiful Melissa Barrera in. That is reason enough to see it.
jj2112
jj2112 - 2/15/2024, 4:33 PM
She was so irritating in Supernatural.
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 2/15/2024, 5:07 PM
"Our goal is always to find and design a character that feels like, ‘Ooh, fuсk, that’s gonna be a cool Halloween costume’"

Not gonna lie, think that's pretty smart. It's a unique visual first and foremost, but it's definitely an added bonus that it's a selling point outside of the movie too.
dragon316
dragon316 - 2/15/2024, 6:04 PM
Yeah looks finally take on vampire movie vampire acts as victim this one takes ballet
NinnesMBC
NinnesMBC - 2/16/2024, 12:47 AM
The premise looks fun and I think the title character, the villain vampire, could become pretty mainstream. In terms of the gore of the film you just have to look at the scene from the trailer where her characters is thrown into a pool of bloodied corpses.

But not sure if this appeals to me despite her being here and even Dan Stevens. This is more up my brother's corner. :P

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