You’d think that as someone who regularly spends time with Nick I’d be inured to horror, but I generally steer clear of the genre because killer clowns, dolls, giant insects and one of horror’s perennial staples – the pregnant woman – are not my cup of tea thank you very much.
However the upcoming horror Antibirth, which sees Natasha Lyonne (American Pie, Orange is the New Black) as a hard-partying woman waking up to a rather unpleasant reality, might just be one of the exceptions because… well… just watch the trailer.
The official plot synopsis is as follows:
Hard-drinking, pill-popping, bong-ripping Lou (Natasha Lyonne) and her best friend Sadie (Chloë 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 color, surreal shocks, and subversive comedy, the audacious feature debut from Danny Perez is a no-holds-barred descent into delirium.
I don’t know what I just watched. This looks all kinds of messed-up and weird and insane and what the hell is going on? First time writer and director Danny Perez looks to have created something that’s very different from the norm – although I do get a bit of a Donnie Darko-vibe from what we see in the trailer.
What do you think?
Antibirth is due for release in the US on 2 September. Written and directed by Danny Perez, it stars Natasha Lyonne, Chloë Sevigny, Meg Tilly and Mark Webber.
Last Updated: August 8, 2016