2009, director Jaume Collet-Serra scared the whole world with his masterful horror film Orphaned. The film tells the story of a sweet young girl named Esther who is taken to a loving home and offers unexpected twists when we realize that this adorable child is not at all what she seems. It’s safe to say that this movie made us all distrust everything and everyone. Almost 13 years later, we finally get a glimpse into Esther’s life before she met the Colemans and the evil that has long lain within her. Though it’s been over a decade, audiences are more than excited to learn the haunting details of her origins in the prequel film Orphan: First kill.
The cast of Orphan: First kill Reason enough to see the film. reprising her role in the original film, Isabelle Fuhrman plays Esther. Acting towards Fuhrman is Julia Stiles, Rossif Sutherland, Matthew Finlan, Hiro Kanagawa, Jade Michaeland Samantha Walkes.
For die-hard fans of the original, or brand-new fans craving a good scare, here’s how to watch Orphan: First kill.
When will Orphan: First Kill release?
Orphan: First kill will have a limited theatrical run on Paramount on August 19th. You can check Fandango to see if a cinema near you is showing the film.
Will Orphan: First Kill stream the same day as in theaters?
Orphan: First kill will be released for streaming on the same day as its limited theatrical run, as it will be available as an original film on Paramount+. Luckily, you don’t need a Paramount+ subscription if you want to watch the film at home, as the film is also available on-demand. Nonetheless, you can get a Paramount+ membership for just $4.99 per month, which is a great deal for the amount of content available on the service.
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What is the plot of Orphan: First Kill?
The official synopsis on Paramount reads:
“Esther’s terrifying saga continues in this suspenseful prequel to the original and shocking horror hit Orphaned. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by posing as the missing daughter of a wealthy family. But it takes an unexpected turn that pits her against a mother who will protect her family from the murderous ‘child’ at all costs.”
A full length trailer for Orphan: First kill was released on July 13. The trailer offers revealing clues as to what made Leena so evil. After escaping the psychiatric facility in Estonia, Leena finds the perfect way to hide in plain sight. She finds her way into the home of the Albrights, who are overjoyed to believe their missing daughter Esther has finally returned. As in the original, the pair soon begin to suspect that she is not what she appears to be. The trailer shows the acting skills of Isabelle Fuhrman, who even after 13 years shows an even greater depth of feeling and rigor than in the original.
Where can I stream the first orphan film?
The first Orphaned The film is currently available to stream on Paramount+, the same streaming platform as First Kill. If you are not a Paramount+ subscriber but still want to see the 2009 film, you can currently rent or buy it on demand.
Movies to watch like Orphan First Kill
While Orphaned Perhaps one of the most memorable movies about evil descendants, but certainly not the only one. Horror has a long history of seeing children well beyond their old age as vessels of unspeakable terror with a knowledge of pain and violence. For everyone who can’t get enough of it orphan and its sequel, here are some other bad kids that will keep you up at night!
The Omen – The demonic child Damian terrified audiences around the world in the 1970s. The Omen begins when American diplomat Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) learns that the child his wife just gave birth to has died. Instead of telling her, the hospital persuades him to instead take another child born that night to a mother who died during childbirth. Five years later, mysterious and eerie coincidences begin to unfold around their child, Damian, and Robert begins to realize that he got much more than he bargained for that fateful night. While sequels and remakes have attempted to recapture the horror and family drama of this timeless 1970s classic, none have come close.
The bad seed – On the surface, Rhoda appears to be a sweet little girl who loves and obeys her parents, but surprising events start to worry her mother that there is something evil in her genes. The bad seed plays like a long-form episode of The Twilight Zone hacking away at the perfect picture of America’s middle-class family, while revealing the deep fears and regrets that lie beneath our society. With exceptional achievements Nancy Kelly and Patty McCormackthis camp horror classic will keep you entertained for hours.
Hereditary – In one of the most criminally underrated films of the last twenty years, Tony Collette delivers one of the best horror performances in the history of the genre. Hereditary begins when Annie’s (Colette) mother dies and she is forced to mourn the loss of a woman for whom she had very complicated feelings, while her youngest child begins to exhibit increasingly unstable behavior. In a tale of generational trauma and our inability to mend the ills caused by our parents, Hereditary is a horror film that doesn’t need blood or guts to haunt us. What’s really scary about the film is how easily any family can develop to the level that Annie’s does.