Brandy Norwood navigates a difficult mother-in-law in the first trailer for A24’s psychological horror, The Front Room. The feature, which hails from directors Max Eggers and Sam Eggers – the twin younger brothers of Robert Eggers, director of The Witch, The Lighthouse, The Northman, and the much-anticipated upcoming Nosferatu – is set to release in cinemas on September 6th.

The story focuses on an expecting couple whose lives change dramatically after they allow the husband’s (Andrew Burnap) stepmother (Kathryn Hunter) to stay in their home , and supernaturally-tinged chaos ensues. Or, as the official synopsis reads: “Everything goes to hell for newly-pregnant Belinda (Brandy) after her mother-in-law moves in. As the diabolical guest tries to get her claws on the child, Belinda must draw the line somewhere.”

Hunter is best known as a character actress who recently starred in Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth and in Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things. Brandy Norwood is best known for her globally successful music career, but has also done film and television work, including starring in the series Moesha and appearing in the horror sequel film I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.

Sam and Max Eggers both write and direct The Front Room, which is based on the short story of the same name from author Susan Hill.

Watch the darkly funny trailer for The Front Room below:

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