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Trailer: The Haunting of the Mary Celeste adapts a true story for a timely scare

Based on the true story, the new The Haunting of the Mary Celeste film digs in to the tale and expands it with cosmic horror, and a helping of spirits.

Vanishing act

The true story of The Mary Celeste inspired the film’s original concept — it remains one of the sea’s great, unsolved mysteries. The Mary Celeste was an American merchant brigantine discovered adrift and deserted in the Atlantic Ocean off the Azores Islands on December 4, 1872. She was found in disheveled condition… with her lifeboat missing and the last entry in the log dated ten days earlier. Her cargo was intact and while the captain and crew’s personal belongings were totally undisturbed, none of those who had been on board were ever seen or heard from again. 

The Haunting of the Mary Celeste press release

Emily Swallow (“Mandalorian,” “Supernatural”) stars as Rachel, a concerned researcher whose team who has set out to sea to prove that the disappearance of a family and crew from a merchant ship was for reasons having to do with the supernatural. Her theory that those on the Mary Celeste vanished into a “rift” between dimensions proves true as the boat breaks down and her crew begins to vanish one by one. Richard Roundtree (Shaft), Alice Hunter (“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), Dominic Devore (“P-Valley”), Pierre Adeli and Ava Acres (Free Ride) also star.

The Haunting of the Mary Celeste press release

The Haunting of the Mary Celeste hits on demand and digital platforms on October 23rd.

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