Showmax releases trailer for horror movie ‘Dead of Night’

Showmax has released the trailer for its latest Nigerian Original movie, Dead of Night, which is now streaming.

Dead of Night is directed by Chiemeka Osuagwu, whose credits include Far From Home (2022), Blood Covenant (2022), and A Weekend to Forget (2023).

The story unfolds in the quiet Ekeoba village as the robbery plan of three teenage girls – Chinaza, Onyi and Ihuoma, played by Nollywood fresh faces Favour Etim, Diana Egwatu, and Nene Aliemeke – takes a terrifying turn when they become trapped in an abandoned mansion with dark secrets. Haunted by mysterious forces, they must navigate a labyrinth of horror to escape the clutches of Onwu, an evil entity determined to claim their souls.

With its chilling setting and heart-pounding suspense, Dead of Night promises a gripping narrative that explores the depths of fear and superstitions.

The horror movie stars Kunle Idowu, popularly known as Frank Donga, who has been nominated for three AMVCAs (Best Actor in a Comedy in 2015 and 2023, and Best Supporting Actor in 2018), and has featured in Nollywood top grossing movies Wedding Party 1 and 2. The movie also stars Eric Obinna (Inside Life, Razz Guy), Allison Precious and Chuks Joseph (The Origin: Madam Koi-Koi).

“We wanted to delve into the rich tapestry of Nigerian folklore and superstition, while also delivering a spine-chilling horror experience”, said Femi D. Ogunsanwo, the movie’s executive producer.

“This movie explores themes of fear, guilt, greed, and redemption, all within the context of a gripping supernatural thriller. I’m excited for audiences to immerse themselves in this dark world we’ve created,” he added.

Dead of Night is Showmax’s first Nigerian horror movie

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