The past comes back to haunt the present in the official trailer for Rebecca, a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 gothic novel that's directed by Ben Wheatley (Free Fire, Sightseers) and coming to Netflix on October 21st (in addition to select theaters in October).

Directed by Wheatley from a screenplay written by Jane Goldman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse (based on du Maurier’s novel), Rebecca stars Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, Sam Riley, Tom Goodman-Hill, Mark Lewis Jones, John Hollingworth, and Bill Paterson.

Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock previously adapted Rebecca as a feature film in 1940 (in case you missed it, read Kalyn Corrigan's in-depth retrospective on that film here).

Synopsis: "After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), a newly married young woman (Lily James) arrives at Manderley, her new husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast. Naive and inexperienced, she begins to settle into the trappings of her new life, but finds herself battling the shadow of Maxim’s first wife, the elegant and urbane Rebecca, whose haunting legacy is kept alive by Manderley’s sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas). Directed by Ben Wheatley (High Rise, Free Fire) and produced by Working Title Films (Emma, Darkest Hour), REBECCA is a mesmerising and gorgeously rendered psychological thriller based on Daphne du Maurier’s beloved 1938 gothic novel."

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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