Emma Roberts moves into a house with a dark history in horror thriller Abandoned


American Horror Story star Emma Roberts returns to the horror genre with her latest film.

And on Friday, Vertical Entertainment released the first official trailer for Abandoned which also stars John Gallagher Jr., Michael Shannon and Paul Schneider.

In the film, Roberts and Gallagher Jr. play Sara and Alex, a married couple with a toddler son who move to an isolated farmhouse with a dark and tragic history.

As more is learned about the house, Sara’s fragility escalates into a state of psychosis that jeopardizes her own safety, as well as that of her newborn son.

Scare fest: Emma Roberts, 31, returns to the horror genre with her latest film, Abandoned, which released its first official trailer on Friday

From the top of the trailer, the couple appear to be about to buy their dream home while house hunting.

Curious to know why the property had been on the market “for a while”, Sara inquires about its long-standing availability.

It is at this point that the couple learns of the house’s checkered past, which includes the scene of a suicide and a double homicide.

In an unexpected response, Sarah reassures the realtor of her interest in the property and tells him, “You know, I don’t mind being a little haunting.”

As the story unfolds, those words may very well come back to haunt them.

From the top of the trailer, the couple, while house hunting, appear to be on the verge of buying their dream home

From the top of the trailer, the couple, while house hunting, appear to be on the verge of buying their dream home

Dark past: curious why the property was on the market

Dark past: Curious why the property had been on the market ‘for some time’, new mother Sara (Roberts) inquires about the long-term availability of the home

Surprise past: While on a house hunt, Sara and her husband Alex (John Gallagher Jr) uncover the house's turbulent past, including the scene of a suicide and a double homicide.

Surprise past: While on a house hunt, Sara and her husband Alex (John Gallagher Jr) uncover the house’s turbulent past, including the scene of a suicide and a double homicide.

In an unexpected response, Sarah surprises the real estate agent with her interest in the property and says:

Famous last words: In an unexpected response, Sarah reassures the surprised realtor of her interest in the house: ‘You know, I don’t mind being a little haunting’

Weird Facts: After you complete the home purchase, it doesn't take long before weird occurrences, like missing items, start happening more frequently

Weird Facts: After you complete the home purchase, it doesn’t take long before weird occurrences, like missing items, start happening more frequently

After you complete the home purchase, it doesn’t take long before strange occurrences, like missing items, start happening more frequently.

Sara’s psychological state is called into question when she is seen in a session with what appears to be her psychiatrist.

It calls into question if she is actually experiencing a haunting or if her mind has started playing tricks on her.

A neighbor, played by Shannon, tells the couple some of the history of the house and the two children who lived there.

Psychological issues: Sara's psychological state is questioned when she is seen meeting with what appears to be her psychiatrist or psychologist

Psychological issues: Sara’s psychological state is questioned when she is seen meeting with what appears to be her psychiatrist or psychologist

Tension building: A creepy neighbor, played by Michael Shannon, informs the couple of part of the history of the house

Tension building: A creepy neighbor, played by Michael Shannon, informs the couple of part of the history of the house

Tragic story: the neighbor informs Sara and Alex that two children lived at the house

Tragic story: the neighbor informs Sara and Alex that two children lived at the house

Spooky show: The eerie-sounding music becomes more prominent as the teaser begins its frantic push towards the final scene

Spooky show: The eerie-sounding music becomes more prominent as the teaser begins its frantic push towards the final scene

The ominous sounding music becomes more prominent as the teaser begins its frantic push towards the final teaser scene.

It is this house. I don’t feel like I’m alone here, Sara said softly, moments before noticing a strange man in the corner of her room. Seconds later, two hands come out from under her bed and grab her feet in arguably the scariest of all scenes.

Making his directorial debut with Abandoned, Spencer Squire also co-wrote the screenplay with Erik Patterson and Jessica Scott.

Forsaken is set to hit theaters on June 17 before hitting digital and on-demand on June 24.

Mindset challenged: Sara's frailty escalates into a state of psychosis that jeopardizes her own safety, as well as that of her newborn son

Mindset challenged: Sara’s frailty escalates into a state of psychosis that jeopardizes her own safety, as well as that of her newborn son

It is this house.  I don't feel like I'm alone here,” Sara said softly, moments before noticing a strange man in the corner of her room.

It is this house. I don’t feel like I’m alone here,” Sara said softly, moments before noticing a strange man in the corner of her room.

Big splash: Making his directorial debut with Abandoned, Spencer Squire also co-wrote the screenplay with Erik Patterson and Jessica Scott

Big splash: Making his directorial debut with Abandoned, Spencer Squire also co-wrote the screenplay with Erik Patterson and Jessica Scott

This summer: Abandoned is set to hit theaters on June 17 before hitting digital and on-demand on June 24

This summer: Abandoned is set to hit theaters on June 17 before hitting digital and on-demand on June 24

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