pandemic box office

A new movie topped the U.S. pandemic box office for once, with audiences showing up in — well, not droves, but respectable numbers for The Rental, Dave Franco’s feature directorial debut. While catalog titles filled up the rest of the top 10 of this past weekend’s box office, it goes to show that horror is the only thing that’s thriving at the box office amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, perhaps to offset the real-life horrors that are mounting every day.

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the rental review

The Rental is a relationship drama that suddenly turns into a slasher movie. It probably shouldn’t work, and yet, director Dave Franco finds a way to strike the right balance. As we grow more and more caught up in the drama surrounding two couples, the tension builds. We’re waiting for the shoe to drop, and for some terrible mistake to trigger a catastrophe. And just when the sticky romantic situations involving the couples have built to a fever pitch, out comes a silent, masked killer wielding a bloody hammer.

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the rental trailer

Dave Franco makes his directorial debut with The Rental, an indie horror-thriller starring Alison Brie, Dan Stevens, Sheila Vand, and Jeremy Allen White. The cast places two couples who venture to a gorgeous oceanside house for a weekend getaway only to get more than they bargained for, and then some. At this point, couples should probably stop going away for the weekend, because if there’s one thing I’ve learned from movies, it’s that such getaways never go well. Watch The Rental trailer below.

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the rental teaser

Dave Franco makes his directorial debut with The Rental, a creepy little thriller about two couples who get more than they bargained for on a weekend getaway. There’s a new The Rental teaser ahead of a full trailer arriving this Thursday, and it comes with the news that ArcLight Cinemas will be hosting a one-night-only drive-in event for the film.

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the rental movie

Dave Franco is ready to jump into directing with The Rental, a horror movie he co-wrote with Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies). Alison Brie (who is also Franco’s wife) and Dan Stevens will star in the story of a vacation gone terribly wrong. There’s not much more information on the film beyond that, but the fact that Franco wants to kick off his directorial career with a horror movie is promising.

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