The advent of AI has brought with it a whole new genre of horror movies. Last year we had 'M3GAN' to terrify us; this year it's 'Afraid'.

In 'Afraid', Curtis (John Cho) and his family are selected to test a revolutionary new home device: a digital family assistant called AIA. Taking smart home to the next level, once the unit and all its sensors and cameras are installed in their home, AIA seems able to do it all. She learns the family's behaviours and begins to anticipate their needs. And she can make sure nothing – and no one – gets in her family’s way.

You see where this is going.

Written and directed By Chris Weitz, the cast of 'Afraid' also includes Katherine Waterson, Havana Rose Liu, Lukita Maxwell with David Dastmalchian and Keith Carradine.

'Afraid' arrives in cinemas on August 30th.

Watch the trailer below: