In a surprise release, Netflix has not only picked up the Blumhouse Productions horror film “Mercy Black” but they’ve launched it on their streaming service today.
Fifteen years after stabbing a classmate to conjure an imaginary phantom known as Mercy Black, Marina Hess (Daniella Pineda) is leaving psychiatric care and coming home. In that time the myth of Mercy Black has gone viral inspiring internet rumors, stories, and even copycat crimes.
Haunted by what she has done and the phantom she imagined, she would rather leave the past buried but soon discovers a very real and very deadly horror that will stop at nothing to claim her and her nephew.
Owen Egerton (“Follow,” “Blood Fest”) penned and directs the film loosely inspired by both Slenderman and the Mary Bell child killer case. Austin Amelio, Elle LaMont, Lee Eddy and Janeane Garofalo co-star.