I remember reading a clickbait article a few years back regarding the actress in her early projects, and the author contended that she was "difficult" to work with. There really wasn't much substance to the piece -- heck, I even did a search for it a few minutes ago, and I can't seem to find the original text any longer -- so maybe a wise editor finally had it pulled down. Generally speaking -- when I see articles like that -- I pass them up, but this was during the zenith of Fox TV's stellar action series 24's popularity ... and I couldn't resist. Kim Bauer (played by Cuthbert) was a poorly developed character -- no fault of the actress -- and kudos to the various screenwriters who tried to find something to do with her. Alas, methinks she ended up being little more than eye candy -- and she deserved better -- but them there's the breaks in serialized storytelling, I've been told.
In any event ...
I'd seen some minor reportage regarding 2022's The Cellar earlier in the week (or maybe it was late last week), so I'd done some searching for it and came up short. If I remember correctly, it has screened at South By Southwest (film festival); it didn't exactly create a buzz based on the articles I've read, but who among us doesn't appreciate even a mediocre haunted house story from time-to-time? Well, if you don't, then you've no business hanging around these parts, as I'll shuck them when I see them on SciFiHistory.Net's MainPage for good measure.
This one is written and directed by Brendan Muldowney, and it looks to be his first legitimate genre entry, though I could be wrong on that point. His previous works do appear to have some solid reviews via IMDB.com, which bodes well; given that The Cellar has only screened for festival audiences, I'm not inclined to make too much of those write-ups ... I rarely agree with festival folks. The film stars Cuthbert, Abby Fitz, Eoin Macken, and a few others; and here's the plot summary as provided by the aforementioned IMDB.com:
"Keira Woods' daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house. She soon discovers "there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family's souls forever."
I finally found a trailer for the release, though I'm still not seeing any specific U.S. date attached to the materials I've reviewed. Let's hope it comes out sooner as opposed to later, eh?