SEANCE (2021) Preview with new poster, trailer and release date news


Seance is a 2021 American horror feature film set in an all-girls boarding school seemingly haunted by a vengeful spirit.

Written and directed by Simon Barrett (writer of Temple; You’re Next; The Guest; Blair Witch; Dead Birds; Frankenfish; A Horrible Way to Die; et al). It was produced by John Schoenfelder, Russell Ackerman, Tomas Deckaj, director Adam Wingard and Alex Mace.

The Dark Castle Entertainment Production-Addictive Pictures movie stars Inanna Sarkis (Boo 2! A Madea Halloween; A Killer Walks Amongst Us), Madisen Beaty (Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood; The Clovehitch Killer; Jamie Marks is Dead) and Suki Waterhouse (New Year, New You; Assassination Nation; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; et al).


Fairfield Academy is an all-girls boarding school haunted by a vengeful spirit. Alice (Inanna Sarkis) is a first-class mean girl who stages a seance as a joke that sparks a rash of murders with an apparent supernatural twist.

Meanwhile, a young woman named Camille (Suki Waterhouse) arrives at the school after a student’s sudden and untimely death and must play detective to solve the mystery…

Release date:

RLJE Films and Shudder have acquired the North American rights to the horror film, Seance. RLJE Films plans to release the film theatrically, On-Demand and Digital on May 21st 2021 and Shudder will premiere the film on its platform later in the year. Shudder has also acquired UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand rights.


“We’re so excited to finally be working with the amazingly talented writer and director of SeanceE, Simon Barrett,” said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer at RLJE Films. “Following the ever-growing success of his previous work on You’re Next and The Guest, we can’t wait to share Seance with audiences.”

“The Shudder team are big fans of Simon Barrett’s work as a screenwriter, so we leapt at the chance to be the streaming home for his directorial debut,” said Craig Engler, Shudder’s General Manager. “We know our members will be chilled and delighted by what Barrett has crafted with Seance.”

“I’m thrilled that Seance has found a home with RLJE Films and Shudder, who are at the vanguard of releasing unique and original genre films. Both companies clearly respect and understand horror fans, for whom Seance was made,” said Barrett.

Cast and characters:

Suki Waterhouse … Camille
Madisen Beaty … Bethany
Inanna Sarkis … Alice
Ella-Rae Smith … Helina
Jade Michael … Lenora
Stephanie Sy … Yvonne
Djouliet Amara … Rosalind
Megan Best … Kerrie
Seamus Patterson … Trevor Landry
Cliff Sumter … Policeman
Leah Mitchell … Hallway Girl
Olatunbosun Amao … Police Officer


Not to be confused with Seance, a 2011 Australian film.