The game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” exists for a reason; the actor has connections that run pretty far and wide. For his latest film, Blumhouse’s You Should Have Left, Bacon reunites with a writer/director from his past, David Koepp, who he worked with on 1999’s Stir of Echoes.
You Should Have Left is a psycho-horror based on a novel by Danie Kehlmann about a successful man and his actress wife who attempt to fix their fraying marriage with a restful vacation far away from the rest of the world. How do you think that goes? Let’s just say that problems to travel, no matter how far you go. Bacon’s wife is played by Amanda Seyfried, with Avery Essex as their young daughter.
SYNOPSIS: “In this terrifying, mind-twisting tale, a father fights desperately to save his family from a beautiful home that refuses to let them leave.
“Theo Conroy (Bacon) is a successful middle-aged man whose marriage to his much younger actress wife, Susanna (Seyfried) is shredding at the seams, frayed by her secretiveness, his jealousy, and the shadow of his past. In an effort to repair their relationship, Theo and Susanna book a vacation at a stunning, remote modern home in the Welsh countryside for themselves and their six-year-old daughter, Ella (Avery Essex). What at first seems like a perfect retreat distorts into a perfect nightmare when Theo’s grasp on reality begins to unravel and he suspects that a sinister force within the house knows more than he or Susanna have revealed, even to each other.”
You Should Have Left opens on June 19th.