Pregnancy fears are nothing new in horror, with the likes of 1975’s I Don’t Want to be Born (aka Monster), 1990’s Baby Blood and of course, Roman Polanski’s horror classic Rosemary’s Baby all delivering various natal nightmares. Recently, the Natasha Lyonne/Chloe Sevigny starring Antibirth and Alice Lowe’s Prevenge have been flying the flag, and horror-comedy miniseries Snatchers – the first series from Warner Bros. digital imprint Stage 13 – will also be hopping aboard that train when it shows up exclusively on go90 on June 22nd.
Stephen Cedars, Benji Kleiman, and Scott Yacyshy wrote the 8-episode series, which premiered as part of the Midnight Episodic Showcase at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Not Cool’s Mary Nepi stars as high school student Sara Steinberg who, the morning after having sex for the first time, finds herself heavily pregnant with an alien sprog. Gabrielle Elyse, J.J. Nolan, The Mighty Boosh’s Rich Fulcher and TV regular Nick Gomez (The Walking Dead, Dexter) also star.
Sara is one of the cool kids: She’s got the right friends, makes the right jokes… and is totally terrified of losing her status. She’d be a lot more secure if she could just win back her super-hot ex, Skyler. But he’s not interested unless they move to the next level. Sara decides to take the plunge but soon discovers Skyler isn’t just horny like a normal teenage boy. Something changed on his summer trip to Mexico. Something in his nards.
When Sara wakes up the next morning nine months pregnant, she goes to the only person she can trust: her nerdy ex-best friend, Hayley. After a trip to the clinic turns horrific, Sara and Hayley realize this alien problem is only just beginning. Over the course of the night, Sara deals with her deadbeat baby daddy, a disapproving mom, and judgmental friends. Ultimately, this is a story of a girl finding self-worth and learning to accept her choices… by killing aliens.
New episodes of Snatchers will be available every Thursday on go90.com and the go90 mobile app. Things are about to get super cray.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)