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Where do monsters come from? Trailer for Shudder’s ‘Slapface’ – coming to the streamer in February

by Paul Heath

Shudder has released the trailer for Slapface, a FrightFest-playing flick from last year that will release on the streamer at the start of February. Jeremiah Kipp wrote and directed the genre piece, based on his short film of the same title, that will release on 3rd February.

The synopsis for the movie is as follows:

After the death of his mother, Lucas, a loner who lives in a rundown home with his brother Tom, regularly seeks solace in the nearby woods. With his only “friends” being a group of female bullies, he keeps to himself most of the time. But, after a strange encounter with an inhuman monster, Lucas begins to withdraw from others. When the two reach a tentative trust, a bizarre friendship is born, and Lucas is swept up in a series of primal adventures.

Slapface won the Best Audience Award for Best Horror/Thriller/Sci-Fi Film at the Cinequest Film Festival in 2021, and stars August Maturo (Girl Meets WorldThe Nun), Mike Manning (Son of the South, Teen Wolf), Dan Hedaya (The Usual Suspects), Mirabelle Lee (Blood Ties), Lukas Hassel, and Libe Barer (Sneaky Pete), Bianca D’Ambrosio (The Bay, I Am Mortal, Fear of Rain), Chiara D’Ambrosio (The Bay, I Am Mortal).

We caught the film at FrightFest and gave it a positive review after the premiere screening stating that it is a marvel of fairy-tale storytelling tackling powerful topics including grief, bullying, abuse, neglect, and isolation.

Beautifully acted and wonderfully realised, Slapface is an insanely good trip into the woods

Our festival review of Slapface [FrightFest 2021]

You can read our full, four-star review of the film from FrightFest here.

Here’s the trailer for Slapface.

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