‘The Boat’ Sets Sail into Eerie Waters at Fantastic Fest

Chris Savage

Anyone remember the 2002 movie Ghost Ship? Man, that sucker started off so well and then quickly took a nosedive into the murky depths, never to be spoken of again. But, in hindsight, maybe it’s not all that bad. But, speaking of supernatural ships/boats, we’ve just learned that¬†Winston Azzopardi’s directorial debut, The Boat, will be making its world premiere at Fantastic Fest this month and we have your first look below.

From the Press Release:

Latina Pictures and Carnaby International are proud to announce the world premiere of Winston Azzopardi’s The Boat. The longtime producer makes his directorial debut alongside his son and collaborator, Joe Azzopardi, who co-wrote and stars in the film. The Boat will screen for the first time at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, preceded by the short film Albatross Soup.

Building on a tradition of eerie, ghostly British tales, The Boat is a menacing thrill ride that pits a violent survival drama against the supernatural. In the leading role, Joe Azzopardi stars as the fisherman, a practical man whose quick thinking and sea-faring experience ensure that his fight against the unnatural force is more than even.

A lone fisherman, lost in the deep mist, boards an abandoned sailboat. Finding no signs of life, he emerges back on deck only to discover his own boat has disappeared. What follows is a nightmarish journey in which he becomes imprisoned inside as the boat presses on into unknown waters.

International rights are handled by Carnaby International. Deals have closed in France, Germany, Benelux, Scandinavia, Latin America and South Korea.

The Boat


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      1. aabis September 10, 2018 at 9:36 pm

        Souns promissing

      2. Kim Mixon Hill September 11, 2018 at 5:39 pm

        There was nothing wrong with Ghost Ship – from beginning to end. It’s an awesome movie.

        • Chris Savage September 12, 2018 at 4:27 am

          You’re probably right. Only watched it the once and didn’t care for it. May have to give it another watch.