Everybody knows you never look in a mirror and repeat the name of a supernatural killer. Why in the heck would you? That’s how you end up in a Candyman or Bloody Mary situation, and no one needs that. This Halloween season though there’s another urban legend to worry about. Fortunately you only have to avoid one very specific situation. The trailer for the new horror film The Empty Man makes it clear that you should never blow into a glass bottle when you’re on a bridge.
You’d think that would be an easy thing not to do. But teenagers don’t always make the best decisions.
“After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers a secretive group and their attempts to summon a horrific, mystical entity, and soon his life—and the lives of those close to him—are in grave danger.”
Please, kids, don’t summons murderous mystical entities. Horror movies have been hammering home this point for decades. And you especially want to avoid any slow, The Ring-like deaths if at all possible.
20th Century Studios
The Empty Man, from 20th Century Studios, is based on Boom! Studios graphic novels by Cullen Bunn and Vanesa R. Del Rey. Directed by David Prior, who also developed the story and screenplay, the film stars the always good James Badge Dale (The Pacific, The Departed). The movie also features Marin Ireland, Ron Canada, Robert Aramayo, Joel Courtney, Sasha Frolova, and, one of our favorites, Stephen Root.
The film comes to theaters in the U.S. on October 23. Advance tickets are on sale now.
If you go obviously wear a mask. It will protect you from COVID-19. And it will also stop you from blowing into any glass bottles you find on a bridge.
Featured Image: 20th Century Studios