Lionsgate & Blumhouse have released a new trailer for their latest horror film, Imaginary. Continuing the theme of childlike monsters terrorizing people, following the success of their 2023 horror hits, Five Nights at Freddy’s and M3GAN. Imaginary centers around a malevolent imaginary friend discovered by a young girl when her mother returns to her childhood home.
Starring DeWanda Wise as Jessica, a woman who returns to live in her childhood home with her family. When her stepdaughter, Alice, discovers Jessica’s childhood teddy bear, Chauncey, in the basement, Alice begins to exhibit strange behavior apparently influenced by Chauncey. Jessica becomes suspicious that the bear is not all that it seems.
Co-writer/director Jeff Wadlow expressed his excitement about the horror film, stating, “Not all imaginary friends are friendly, at least that’s what the characters at the heart of Imaginary are about to find out. I love making films that play with the audience’s perception of what is real and what is not, so a horror movie that explores the frightening possibilities of imaginary friends was the perfect sandbox for me to play in.”
“I think the movie we made is filled with unexpected twists, big scares, and above all else, a ton of thrilling fun. DeWanda, Pyper, and Taegen, the characters at the center of our story, are not only believable as a blended family but a blast to watch as the tale unfolds. I think audiences are going to love watching them go toe to toe with Chauncey, our evil little bear. I promise, you’ll never look at a Teddy the same way again.“