Here is the book synopsis:
On a night after the apparent suicide of high school student Elias Malmgren, a blood-red moon fills the night sky. Minoo wakes up outside her house, still in her pajamas, and is drawn by an invisible force to an abandoned theme park on the outskirts of town. Soon five of her classmates—Vanessa, Linnéa, Anna-Karin, Rebecka, and Ida—arrive, compelled by the same force. A mystical being takes over Ida's body and tells them they are fated to fight an ancient evil that is hunting them. As the weeks pass, each girl discovers she has a unique magical ability. They begin exploring their powers. The six are wildly different and definitely not friends . . . but they are the Chosen Ones.
In Sweden we rarely get any kind of science fiction or fantasy turned into movies. For some reason they instead keep on making movies with white guys that go on vacation and "FUNNY STUFF!" happens.
But when we do create some based on swedish literature, they turn out pretty great, and I have high hopes for this movie! The movie is based on the very successful ENGELSFORS trilogy, written by Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg. Two authors I have gotten to know a little at events and online. They are two very friendly people and it feels super cool to see things go so well for them! I loved the first book Cirkeln. (The Circle)
The trailer might make it look like a horror movie, but it's also a lot about how it's to be young. I related a lot to certain chapters. Maybe a bit too much!