Jena Malone appears to have misplaced all hope on this unique first look from queer midnight film Swallowed from three-time Sundance alumni Carter Smith, reuniting the Neon Demon and Starvation Video games star with the director 13 years after their supernatural horror, The Ruins.
Shot beneath the radar with a small manufacturing footprint in rural Maine, the movie is a narrative of friendship and small-town alienation that follows two finest pals on their closing night time collectively, because it spirals right into a backwoods nightmare of medication, bugs and horrific intimacy. The movie is being introduced to U.S. consumers at Venice by ICM, and is at present out there for international rights.
Alongside Malone, Swallowed additionally stars Mark Patton (Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Avenue), Cooper Koch (Much less Than Zero, Energy E book II: Ghost), and newcomer Jose Colõn, and is the non secular Smith’s brief movie Bugcrush, which received a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2006.
“Swallowed is the film I want I’d had as a horror loving queer child rising up in rural maine – with all of the blood, sweat and tears of a traditional midnight film,” mentioned author/director/producer Smith, additionally behind Jamie Marks is Useless, which premiered at Sundance in 2014.
Smith wrote, directed and produced on behalf of his firm All The Useless Boys, together with Witchcraft Movement Image Firm’s producers Ross O’Connor (Untimely) and Noah Lang (The Climb).
Malone is represented by The Gersh Company, and Cooper Koch is represented by Modern Artists and Silver Lining Leisure.
This story first appeared in Sarkarijob’s Sept. 3 every day situation on the Venice Worldwide Movie Pageant.