No, Haunting of the Queen Mary is not a new Halloween attraction at the Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach. It’s a horror movie based on the ship’s allegedly haunted history. The US-British coproduction, shot aboard the Queen Mary, explores “the mysterious and violent events surrounding one family’s voyage on Halloween night in 1938” interwoven with “another family onboard the infamous ocean liner present day,” according to the press notes.
Gary Shore (Dracula Untold) directed from a script by Stephen Oliver and Tom Vaughan. The cast includes Alice Eve, Joel Fry, Nell Hudson, and Lenny Rush. Along with Nicholas Ferrall, Thorsten Schumache, and Mali Elfman, the film was produced by Brett Matthew Tomberlin, who employed a similar strategy on 2018’s Winchester, using a well known “haunted” location as the setting for a historically-based horror film.
Vertical Entertainment has scheduled Haunting of the Queen Mary for day-and-date release (VOD and limited theatrical engagements) on August 18. The film is supposed to play in the Los Angeles area, but no theatre has been specified yet.