Though David Bruckner made a name for himself in genre circles on the strength of memorable chapters of horror anthologies “V/H/S” and “Southbound,” he officially became a director to watch with the 2017 release of “The Ritual.” Produced by Netflix, and released exclusively on their platform, the stylish and supremely creepy thriller instantly became not just one of the best horror films the streaming giant has yet produced, but arguably one of the best genre offerings released in the past decade. It even earned some serious love from gothic maestro Guillermo del Toro on Twitter.
Needless to say, the success of “The Ritual” had fans anxious to see what the director would do next. We’re finally nearing the release of Bruckner’s follow-up project, which is called simply “The Night House.” Yes, it’s another atmospheric genre affair. Judging from the film’s haunting new trailer, however, Bruckner’s latest supernatural creeper will be a distinctly different sort of monster from “The Ritual.”