Horror has never been more alive than it is right now and a lot of that stems from the understated indie gems that come out each and every month. They’re cheap, they’re thrilling, and they’re often some of the best films the genre has to offer. Cheap Thrills aims at highlighting the upcoming indie horror films (and some other interesting movies that come our way) that should be on your radar.
I think it’s safe to say that Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ Swallow looks like one of the year’s most original (and twisted) indie films. Swallow had its world premiere at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival where it earned plenty of praise and won awards at multiple festivals throughout the U.S., specifically sweeping the awards at Brooklyn Horror Film Festival. The trailer is quite deceptive, starting like an innocent love story that quickly dissolves into a stomach-turning nightmare. Hope you’re hungry!
Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. As her husband and his family tighten their control over her life, she must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession.
Swallow is out in select theaters and VOD on March 6th. In the meantime, feast on more Cheap Thrills here.