“We now have to maintain it cool,” Jonny (Kiah McKirnan) insists on this clip from Jennifer Reeder’s new horror film Perpetrator. That request is tough for the child she’s with—as a result of as you’ll be able to clearly see, there’s one thing very bizarre about Jonny’s instantly shape-shifting face.
Watch a Clip from Jennifer Reeder’s Feminist Horror Noir Perpetrator
This scene doesn’t inform you a lot about what Perpetrator is about, however right here’s the complete description: “Jonny Baptiste (Kiah McKirnan) is a reckless teen despatched to stay along with her estranged Aunt Hildie (Alicia Silverstone). On her 18th birthday, she experiences a radical metamorphosis: a household spell that redefines her known as Forevering. When a number of teen women go lacking at her new faculty, a mythically feral Jonny goes after the Perpetrator.”
Mythically feral, you say? That could be a fascinating set-up, and—taken with the movie’s visually arresting trailer, which you’ll be able to see beneath—makes us very interested by Perpetrator. It’s written and directed by Reeder (who did the “Holy Hell” phase in V/H/S/94), and in addition stars Christopher Lowell, Melanie Liburd, Casimere Jollette, Ireon Roach, Sasha Kuznetsov, and Greta Stolte.
“It’s usually the case that younger girls with any sort of company of their life are known as ‘wild’ or ‘uncontrolled,’” Reeder wrote in a director’s assertion accompanying the movie’s press launch. “These phrases are supposed to disparage or a minimum of dismiss that younger girl’s path. I needed to make a correct style movie a couple of teen lady who really turns into wild and uncontrolled. Perpetrator is a celebration of the lady gone wild. This story is supposed to acknowledge and amplify autonomy and company amongst younger girls, and exists as an homage to lineage and what girls inherit from one another over a number of generations.”
Perpetrator hits choose theaters and streams on Shudder beginning September 1.
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