Netflix and Chills indeed as we look forward to the release of Netflix’s horror line up for this coming Halloween. The second Original horror scheduled to arrive this October is Eli, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for us. Everything you want to know about Eli is available here, including the trailer and plot.
Eli is an upcoming Netflix Original horror directed by Ciarán Foy, he previously directed Sinister 2 (2015) and Citadel (2012). Richard Naing, Ian Goldberg, and David Chirchirillo wrote the screenplay. After the film’s completion in December 2018, Netflix picked up the distribution for Eli but chose to wait until Halloween to release it.
Eli was born with an auto-immune condition that severely affected his life. Eli is admitted to a remote clinic for treatment, but soon realizes that his temporary residence may be far worse than he ever expected.
These cast members were confirmed as stars in Eli
|Role||Cast Member||Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?|
|TBA||Kelly Reilly||Pride & Prejudice | Flight | Eden Lake|
|Haley||Sadie Sink||Stranger Things | The Glass Castle | The Americans|
|Paul||Max Martini||13 Hours | Captain Phillips | Pacific Rim|
|Dr. Isabella Horn||Lili Taylor||American Crime | The Conjuring | I Shot Andy Warhol|
|Eli||Charlie Shotwell||Captain Fantastic | All the Money in the World | The Glass Castle|
|Gang Leader||Jared Bankens||Looking for Alaska | Venom | Words on Bathroom Walls|
|Nurse Mary||Katia Gomez||Get Hard | How to Get Away with Murder | Icebox|
|Nurse Barbara||Deneen Tyler||Looking for Alaska | Breaking News in Yuba | Queen Sugar|
|Lucius||Parker Lovein||Logan | The Campaign | The Great Clubhouse Rescue|
Originally, Eli belonged to Paramount and a January 2019 release date was scheduled, but because of Paramount’s struggle to figure out how to market Eli, they instead sold the distribution rights to Netflix.
Filming started on January 29th 2018 and ended on March 12th, 2018. Post-production lasted from April 2018 to September 2018, it was announced on the December of that year that the film had been completed, but this also coincided with Netflix’s purchase to distribute the film.
It’s somewhat surprising Netflix has taken so long to release Eli, although it makes sense they held back a horror title for their Halloween line-up.
Eli's run time is confirmed to be 98 minutes.
You may be surprised to learn that Original Horror has received an R rating.
There’s no confirmation on whether or not Eli will be streaming in 4K. It's safe to assume that the Original will arrive in 4K since Netflix Originals can stream in 4K.
A trailer has been released for Eli on Netflix, with the movie's release soon!
Eli will become available for streaming on Netflix starting Friday, October 18th. The film is one of many new Originals for Netflix’s Halloween line up.
You can stream the Netflix Original Horror online.