The clock strikes midnight.
Cold winds howl through the deserted streets.
In her bedroom, a woman awakens as if from a trance.
She walks to the bedside of her husband, raises a knife high into the air and brings it down on his sleeping form with all her might.
Thus begins the trailer of Raaz Reboot, Vikram Bhatt's latest installment in the horror franchise.
This one stars Kriti Kharbanda as Shaina, a young bride who has settled down to domestic felicity with her husband Rehan (Gaurav Arora) in the picturesque environs of Romania. It is here that they met, fell in love, married, Shaina informs us.
But not everything is as picture perfect as it seems.
Shaina senses a presence in the palatial home Rehan's employers have rented for them. It stalks her, makes her fearful.
Cue scenes that are horror movie staples: A door creaking open, fingers curling around the edge while the heroine looks on, scared witless. Bedclothes being pulled off with a wrench, glimpses of a figure in a room, lurking under a bed. Exorcist-like sequences of a woman's body being jerked about in bed.
Rehan doesn't believe Shaina's explanation of these events — that there's a spirit in their house.
But Shaina's former lover — played by Emraan Hashmi — does.
From the little that he says we gather that his behaviour drove Shaina away, and he regrets this.
Cue scenes that are Emraan Hashmi movie staples: French kissing. More French kissing, Still more French kissing.
So there we have it — a woman haunted by the supernatural in the present, and romance from the past. Cue some more scenes of her walking jerkily around a deserted park, digging away at the ground (presumably a grave), screaming in fear, and being saved.
And there you have the trailer of Raaz Reboot.
Watch it here: