There are plenty of fairy tales told about small town girls who cross paths with a famous actor or rock star and fall in love and the two live happily ever after. This is not one of those stories. Desolation is a nightmare, about a girl falling for a movie star and relocating with him to a very haunted Hollywood, and ET has the first trailer.
Katie (Dominik García-Lorido) ignores all the red flags when actor Jay Cutter (Pitch Perfect's Brock Kelly) boasts about the high-profile homicides that happened in his building and soon finds herself seeing dead people, ghostly children and, naturally, a seriously sinister priest. "Are you sick?" he asks. "Have you been having any nightmares? Have you been diagnosed with mental illness? Hallucinations? Loss of appetite? Voices? Paranoia?"
The cast and crew of Desolation have some noteworthy connections to Hollywood themselves. García-Lorido is the daughter of Andy Garcia, and David Moscow, who makes his directorial debut on the horror movie, began his career as a child actor. Perhaps you'd recognize him as Tom Hanks' younger counterpart in Big? Or as the aspiring newsie that Christian Bale takes under his wing in Newsies?
Here is the official synopsis for Desolation:
"Small town Katie (García-Lorido) meets heartthrob actor Jay (Kelly). Jay charms Katie, brings her to L.A. where she falls hard for him. When Jay gets a movie and has to leave town, Katie awaits his return. That’s when everything begins to unravel. Katie is robbed, her keys and wallet taken. When she reports it, the police question and then attack her. Terrified, with no money, and stuck in L.A., she keeps calling her friends at home, but just gets a 'wrong number.' Frantically, she asks Jay to wire her money and come back, but neither he nor the money show. When Katie's home town newspaper is delivered to her door in L.A., it includes her obituary. And she realizes there is some greater evil at play."
Desolation opens in select theaters on Jan. 26 with a nationwide rollout to follow.