There are few horror films I’m as excited about right now as Antibirth, which stars Orange is the New Black’s Natasha Lyonne and Chloë Sevigny (Zodiac, Mr. Nice) as two friends who really enjoy their mind-bending medicinals. Ahead of its imminent US release, distributors IFC Midnight have put out these three promotional clips. They’re weird as all fuck, so smoke a bowl, loosen the rational part of your brain a little and enjoy.
The feature debut of director Danny Perez, Antibirth also stars Golden Globe-winner Meg Tilly (Psycho II, Body Snatchers), Green Room’s Mark Webber and Land of the Dead’s Maxwell McCabe-Lokos.
Hard-drinking, pill-popping, bong-ripping Lou (Lyonne) and her best friend, Sadie (Sevigny), spend their days adrift in a druggy haze. But one wild night out becomes a bad trip that never ends when Lou wakes up with symptoms of an unexplained, highly abnormal pregnancy. Who—or what—is growing inside her? As her due date approaches with alarming swiftness, the fear, paranoia, and conspiracy theories begin to pile up. Spiked with blasts of hallucinatory colour, surreal shocks, and subversive comedy, the audacious feature debut from Danny Perez is a no-holds-barred descent into delirium.
This icky maternal body horror will hit US cinemas and VOD platforms on September 2nd. No word yet on a UK release.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)