CONSECRATION (2022) Christopher Smith’s next horror project announced

A scene from Christopher Smith’s The Banishing (2020)

Consecration is a forthcoming British horror film about a woman that travels to Scotland to investigate the suspicious death of her brother, a priest.

Directed by Christopher Smith (The Banishing; TriangleSeveranceCreep) from a screenplay co-written with Laurie Cook. The latter and Jason Newmark of Bigscope Films are producing Consecration alongside Xavier Marchand (The Ritual; The Woman in Black 2) of Moonriver Content. Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios will provide financing and also co-produce.


Grace, a woman who travels to Mount Saviour Convent in Scotland to investigate the suspicious death of her brother, a priest. Once there, she uncovers murder, sacrilege and a disturbing truth about her own past.

Director Christopher Smith enthused that the film is “about the nature of religion and how defining one thing as divine creates a false opposite that is heretical.”

He added: “This film is an opportunity to take the audience on a thrilling journey into the dark unknown, and I want to really push that to the limit both in terms of scares and the psychology of the main characters. I’ve learnt so much about making genre films over the years, and I want Consecration to be the scariest yet.”


Shooting on Consecration is set to begin later in summer 2021 in London and Scotland and casting is already underway.

Meanwhile, AGC International is handling worldwide sales and is presenting the project to buyers at the Cannes Film Market this week.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter | Variety

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