Screen Media Films released a new trailer for Monstrousan upcoming horror film starring yellow jacket star Christine Ricci. In the film, Ricci plays the role of a mother who will do anything to protect her son from threats, both ordinary and supernatural.
The trailer begins with a catchy song as Laura (Ricci) moves into a new home with her son, Cody (Santino Barnard). Their new lakeside home holds the promise of a fresh start. However, the energy of the trailer changes drastically when Laura receives a phone call from her ex-husband. It turns out that she is walking away from an abusive relationship and hoping to protect her son from an abusive father. However, the task may not be easy, since they have only just moved in and the man already has their new phone number. Also, given the way the film is set against the backdrop of rural 1950s America, Laura might have a harder time avoiding Cody’s father.
To make matters worse, as night falls, Cody begins to see a grotesque creature emerge from the lake. At first, Laura dismisses Cody’s fears as a boy’s natural reaction to a large, empty house. However, over time, it becomes apparent that there is something evil lurking in the shadows, a supernatural force that threatens Cody’s life. Horror is a powerful language for exploring trauma, and the Monstrous The trailer promises that the film will deal with the long-range of an abusive father, manifesting as a nightmarish creature.
Monstrous is led by Chris Sivertson (I know who killed me, all the cheerleaders die) from a script written by Carol Crest (The Prophet’s Game). The film also features Camp Hill (Wick, Hint, Die hard with a vengeance), Don Balderamos (Suburb, Chateau), and Nick Vallelonga (green paper, The Many Saints of Newark).
Talk about Monstrousit is message, Sivertson said:
“Our heroine Laura clings to an illusion of perfection until it becomes impossible to do so any longer. In order to finally confront the outer monster of the film, she must confront her own inner demons. None of that isn’t particularly intellectual. Instead, it’s deeply intuitive and emotional. That’s part of the brilliance of Carol Chrest’s screenplay – it taps into elemental truths in a fairy tale fashion. It’s accessible because it is directly related to what it means to be alive.
Monstrous hits theaters and VOD this May 13. Check out the new trailer and poster below.
Here is the official synopsis of Monstrous:
A terrifying new horror awaits Laura (Christina Ricci) and her seven-year-old son Cody when they flee her abusive ex-husband and attempt to settle into a new life on an idyllic, secluded lakeside farmhouse. Still traumatized, their physical and mental well-being is pushed to the limit while their fragile existence is threatened.
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