The Music Box – Italy, 2018

‘Evil things come in small packages’

The Music Box is a 2018 Italian supernatural horror film about an evil spirit produced and directed by John Real (Feel the Dead TV series) from a screenplay co-written with Adriana Marzagalli.


When six year-old Sophie (Cearl Pepper) is tragically orphaned guardianship is assigned to her estranged aunt Annabelle (Rachel Daigh). The two move into an eerie Victorian house where Sophie unearths a locked wooden box with a strange symbol drawn on it.

Desperate to connect with her niece Annabelle pries the lock open revealing a beautiful music box. Each time the music box is wound and replayed its surprisingly chilling melody plays slightly longer, captivating Sophie even more.

When the music box begins affecting Sophie’s behaviour and health Annabelle seeks the aid of a child psychologist and clairvoyant who soon discover the music box is possessed by an evil spirit who seeks to haunt Sophie and destroy Annabelle.

As the haunting intensifies time begins to run out and Annabelle finds herself racing against the music box’s melody to defeat the spirit before the last note plays…

ITN Studios is distributing The Music Box.

Cast and characters:

  • Antonio Lujak … Loris – Feel the Dead TV series
  • Fiona Whitelaw … Mrs Nills – Feel the Dead TV series
  • Antonella Salvucci … Eva – Dark Waves; The Torturer
  • Rachel Daigh … Annabelle
  • Anita Tenerelli … Agent
  • Cearl Pepper … Sophie
  • Melissa Leone … Lania

The original title was The Carillion

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