[Trailer] AFRAID – Blumhouse Continues Their Trend Of Techno-horror

This one has had a strange path to the multi-plex. Due to come out nearly a year ago under a different title, AFRAID will finally be seeing the light of day on August 30th. Maybe with the wild success of MEGAN – waiting the year wasn’t such a bad move. Originally titled THEY LISTEN – we didn’t know much about the tale – other than it starred John Cho. With the rebranding also comes the trailer – and a synopsis. Let’s go!

Very “Megan-y”, right? Not that that is a bad thing – just saying.


In AFRAID, Curtis (John Cho) and his family are selected to test a revolutionary new home device: a digital family assistant called AIA. Taking smart home to the next level, once the unit and all its sensors and cameras are installed in their home, AIA seems able to do it all. She learns the family’s behaviors and begins to anticipate their needs. And she can make sure nothing – and no one – gets in her family’s way.

Chris Weitz directs and John Cho, Katherine Waterston, Havana Rose Liu, Lukita Maxwell, David Dastmalchian, and Keith Carradine.

Dave Dreher
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Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.