Orphan: First Kill, a movie that serves as a prequel to the original horror film Orphan, is set to release after a decade since the first film. The prequel explores the backstory of the main antagonist named Esther. She pretends to be an orphan and hides her true age due to a rare hormonal condition that halted her growth, making her look like a child.
Taking advantage of her condition, Esther uses her disability to manipulate her way into different homes, targeting and killing her victims. Fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of the second installment of the beloved horror film, Orphan.
What is the plot of Orphan: First Kill?
Esther, initially presented as a nine-year-old orphan girl in the 2009 film Orphan, shocked audiences when her true identity was unveiled. Her real name was Leena Klammer, a 33-year-old woman with a hormonal disorder that allowed her to pass as a young child. This twist revealed her sinister and murderous nature.
The prequel delves into the origin story of Esther, also known as Leena, revealing how she escaped from an Estonian psychiatric facility and arrived in America. By assuming the identity of a wealthy couple’s missing daughter, she cunningly infiltrates their lives. The official synopsis provided by Paramount teases the details of this thrilling narrative.
“Esther’s horrifying journey continues in this thrilling prequel to the original and shocking horror film Orphan. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from a psychiatric facility in Estonia, Esther travels to America by assuming the identity of a missing daughter from a wealthy family. However, an unexpected twist emerges, leading to a conflict between her and a mother who will stop at nothing to protect her family from this murderous ‘child’.”
Watch the trailer of the movie here:
Paramount has unveiled the trailer for Orphan: First Kill, offering a thrilling and intense experience that may unsettle those easily frightened. The two-and-a-half minute preview is filled with chilling moments, assuring fans that it will deliver on the expectations set by the original cult classic.
The trailer reintroduces Isabelle Fuhrman’s infamous character, Esther, who now targets her new unsuspecting family by posing as their missing daughter. The family is in for a shocking revelation as they encounter the devious schemes of Esther.
Orphan: First Kill is scheduled for release on August 19, 2022. The movie, directed by William Brent Bell, will be available for streaming on Paramount+ and will also have a theatrical release.
To watch the film, viewers can stream it on Paramount+ or purchase it digitally through Paramount Home Entertainment. Additionally, the movie will be screened in select theaters for those who prefer the cinematic experience.
Who appears in the movie?
Orphan: First Kill features Isabelle Fuhrman in the lead role of Esther, along with Julia Stiles and other talented actors including Matthew Finlan, Rossif Sutherland, Hiro Kanagawa, and Morgan Giraudet. The prequel promises another mind-blowing twist similar to the original movie.
The movie, directed by William Brent Bell and based on a screenplay by David Coggeshall, is set to premiere on August 19, 2022. Audiences can watch it in theaters or stream it on Paramount.