Renowned horror writer H.P. Lovecraft revolutionized the genres of horror and science fiction with his unique blend of fantasy and terror. Despite the controversies surrounding his views and beliefs, Lovecraft’s works continue to inspire literature and movies to this day. The upcoming film, ‘Suitable Flesh,’ based on Lovecraft’s short story ‘The Thing on the Doorstep,’ offers a glimpse into another spine-chilling Lovecraftian horror tale that honors his haunting vision while shedding the prejudiced elements often associated with his work.
Presented through FANGORIA’s YouTube channel, the one-minute trailer unveils a glimpse of the blood-soaked madness that awaits audiences in this year’s highly anticipated horror offering. 2023 has already witnessed a collection of exceptional horror films, from the return of iconic characters like Ghostface and the Deadites to the terrifying experiences brought by ‘M3GAN’ and ‘The Boogeyman.’ With a multitude of eagerly awaited horror features on the horizon, ‘Suitable Flesh’ faces the daunting task of living up to the high standards set by its predecessors.
Fortunately, the movie boasts a team well-versed in the horror genre. Directed by Joe Lynch, known for his work on ‘Wrong Turn 2: Dead End’ and ‘Mayhem,’ and featuring a talented cast including Heather Graham (‘Scream 2’), Judah Lewis (‘The Babysitter’), Johnathon Schaech (‘Day of the Dead: Bloodline’), and Barbara Crampton (‘Re-Animator,’ ‘You’re Next’), the film promises to deliver a chilling experience to audiences.
The story revolves around a once-revered psychiatrist who becomes fixated on her young patient with multiple personalities. After committing a murder, her life takes a nightmarish turn as she confronts supernatural forces seemingly tied to an ancient curse. Despite the controversy surrounding the original short story, ‘Suitable Flesh’ aims to remain faithful to its source while offering a modern adaptation that aligns with contemporary moral sensibilities. While it is too early to predict the film’s success, given Lovecraft’s problematic portrayal of female characters, audiences can only hope that this rendition will deviate from the antiquated narrative.
‘Suitable Flesh’ is yet to receive an official release date, but it will make its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month before premiering on Shudder. In the meantime, horror enthusiasts can feast their eyes on the blood-soaked trailer below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about horror thriller
What is ‘Suitable Flesh’ about?
‘Suitable Flesh’ is a horror film based on H.P. Lovecraft’s short story ‘The Thing on the Doorstep.’ It follows a psychiatrist who becomes obsessed with her young patient with multiple personalities. After committing a murder, she encounters supernatural forces tied to an ancient curse, leading her life into a nightmarish turn.
Who directed ‘Suitable Flesh’?
‘Suitable Flesh’ is directed by Joe Lynch, known for his work on ‘Wrong Turn 2: Dead End’ and ‘Mayhem.’
Who stars in ‘Suitable Flesh’?
The cast of ‘Suitable Flesh’ includes Heather Graham, Judah Lewis, Johnathon Schaech, and Barbara Crampton, among others.
Is ‘Suitable Flesh’ faithful to Lovecraft’s vision?
While ‘Suitable Flesh’ intends to stay true to the original short story, it also aims to adapt it in a way that aligns with contemporary moral sensibilities, addressing Lovecraft’s problematic portrayal of female characters.
When will ‘Suitable Flesh’ be released?
‘Suitable Flesh’ does not have an official release date yet, but it will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival before premiering on the streaming platform Shudder.