Though undoubtedly some couples found success through the practice, the concept of the mail-order-bride feels a bit unsettling. In the trailer below, filmmakers decided to capitalize on this uneasiness to create a spine-tingling horror film.
Titled The Russian Bride, it follows a Russian woman and her daughter after she travels to the states to marry a wealthy man. The couple meets through an online service advertising mail-order-brides.
As the woman and her daughter quickly discover, the husband lives on a massive property located 20 miles from the nearest neighbor. What first starts out as peaceful solitude soon becomes a creeping loneliness that threatens to tear this new family apart.
To complicate matters, the daughter begins seeing "ghosts" who warn her to beware her stepfather. What ensues is a psychological thriller where no one quite comes across as completely innocent or sane for that matter. Watch the gripping trailer below.