The Baby In The Basket | Another nun-related horror heading our way

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From the team behind Flickering Myth comes the gothic horror film The Baby In The Basket. First look and more details below. 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: 2024 has been a proper rollercoaster ride for horror fans. After a slow start, we’ve since been treated to the excellent Immaculate and The First Omen and the riotously fun Abigail and we’re not too far off from the release of Renny Harlin’s The Strangers: Chapter 1

We’ve now got word of another horror film heading our way, hopefully sooner rather than later. The Baby In The Basket is directed by Nathan Shepka and Andy Crane from a script by Tom Jolliffe. 

The Baby In The Basket is “set in 1942 where, as World War II rages on as the nuns of isolated Scottish monastery St. Augustine’s prepare for an incoming storm front. During the night, a baby in a basket is left on the doorstep and the sisters take it in to care for it. As the evening goes on, one nun, Sister Agnes (Doig-Thorne) soon suspects the child is the son of the Devil.”

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Credit: Shepka Productions, Flickering Myth and Hidden Ridge Productions

The film sounds remarkably similar to Immaculate and The First Omen, so The Baby In The Basket has a lot to live up to, but it’s exciting to see so many filmmakers tap into the unique terror of religious, nun-based horror. 

The Baby In The Basket stars Amber Doig-Thorne (Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood And Honey), Michaela Longden, Elle O’Hara, Lisa Riesner and Nathan Shepka alongside veteran British talent Annabelle Lanyon, Maryam d’Abo and Paul Barber. 

Strive Global Media is taking the film to the Marche Du Film market at the Cannes Film Festival where it hopes to secure distribution. The film is also produced by Flickering Myth, an online entertainment outlet. 

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Miriam and the team at Strive Global Media on The Baby in the Basket and thank them for the enthusiasm they have shown towards the film,” said Gary Collinson of Flickering Myth. “It is testament to the work of our wonderful cast and crew, and we look forward to being able to share it with audiences around the world.”

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Credit: Shepka Productions, Flickering Myth and Hidden Ridge Productions

The Baby in the Basket has been a passion project that has been brought to the screen by a fantastic cast and crew,” said Jolliffe, who not only wrote the script but is also on producing duties. “We can’t wait for the world to see the finished film and we’re delighted that Strive Global Media has secured worldwide sales rights and will be debuting the film at Cannes Film Market.”

We’ll make sure to keep you updated on more news on The Baby In The Basket and when it might be heading to a screen, large or small, near us.

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