The Apology will narrate the story of a recovering alcoholic mother, Darlene, whose daughter went missing 20 years ago.
Darlene is preparing to host her family’s Christmas celebrations again with the help of her friends and neighbors when a mysterious figure re-emerges from her past.
The horror unfolds when this guest shows up unannounced with nostalgic gifts and a frightening secret. What follows is grueling combat between reason and ruthless instinct when a battle of wit escalates into a violent game of revenge.
The Apology will be released in theaters by RLJE Films on Friday, December 16, 2022. It will also be available for streaming on Shudder and AMC+, starting December 16.
Here is everything we know so far about The Apology.
Directed and written by Alison Star Locke, The Apology will take us on a journey of mystery, suspense, tragedy, and unexplainable horror.
The IMDb synopsis of the thriller reads:
Here is the official trailer for the film:
Fast-paced and spine-chilling, the trailer manages to put audiences at the edge of their seats without hardly revealing any important details. Inclined towards psychological horror, the movie promises to be a terrifying watch. Fans of Anna Gunn are excited to see her in this career-defining role as they patiently await its release.
Anna Gunn plays the character of a recovering alcoholic mother called Darlene Hagen. Gunn became a household name for her portrayal of Skyler White on the hit AMC 2008-2013 drama series Breaking Bad, for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
She has also appeared in The Practice and Deadwood.
The film also stars British actor Linus Roache as Jack, Darlene’s estranged ex-brother-in-law, who shows up on her doorstep unannounced on Christmas Eve.
Linus Roache is best known for playing Executive ADA Michael Cutter in the NBC dramas Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He most recently appeared in Vikings as Ecbert, King of Wessex.
Roache was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for playing Robert F. Kennedy in RFK and won a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Ralph Wigram in The Gathering Storm.
The film also stars Janeane Garofalo as Gretchen, Darlene’s neighbor, and a close friend.
The Apology will be released in theaters by RLJE Films on Friday, December 16, 2022. It will be available for streaming on Shudder and AMC+ on the same day.
In a recent interview, Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer of RLJE Films, said:
He further added:
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