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Posted on: September 19th, 2022

Deadline has shared a first-look image (above) from A Creature Was Stirring, a previously unannounced festive horror film from director Damien LaVeck (The Cleansing Hour).

Well GO USA Entertainment recently picked up worldwide rights to the film, which wrapped production this July. Chrissy Metz (American Horror Story), Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween), Annalise Basso (Ouija: Origin of Evil), and Connor Paolo (Friend Request) star. Sharron Wells wrote the script.

According to Deadline: “A Creature Was Stirring follows the overprotective mother and professional nurse Faith (Metz), who keeps her teenage daughter (Basso) locked securely in her room and subjected to constant methadone injections, their only means of sustaining a delicately balanced fever state that keeps a mysterious and terrifying affliction at bay.

“However, when a pair of strangers (Taylor-Compton and Paolo) breaks into the home while seeking shelter from the Christmas blizzard, they quickly discover that this mother-daughter relationship stretches the limits of both dysfunction and reality, and that the women are hiding a terrible secret—specifically, the presence of a malevolent houseguest who won’t be content to lurk in the shadows much longer. (Hint: it ain’t Santa.)”

“For genre fans, this film has it all: a spectacular practical monster, unexpected twists and turns, and the phenomenal talent of Chrissy Metz in a kind of performance no one has ever seen from her before,” LeVeck noted. “All of these elements are further amplified by the incredible abilities of Annalise, Scout and Connor, who are already much beloved mainstays of the horror community. Fans will relish each actor’s dark transformation for this twisted tale, which—paired with Tate’s unparalleled ability to bring nightmares to life on-screen—elevates this film beyond even my wildest expectations.”

Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)

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