I’ve been extra hype on Hanna Bergholm’s feature directorial debut, Hatching, a Finnish coming-of-age body horror film that IFC Midnight smartly nabbed quietly out of last year’s virtual Cannes market.
Now, an international trailer has been discovered from the dramatic horror film that reminds me of Meet the Applegates, only with a young girl transforming into something horrific. The footage has a lot of creepy claws and promises to deliver on the body horror. Hatching sits comfortably toward the top of my must-see list.
“Hatching centers on Tinja, a 12-year-old gymnast desperate to please her mother, a woman obsessed with presenting the image of a perfect family to the world through her popular blog.
“One night, Tinja discovers a strange egg. She hides it and keeps it warm until it hatches. What emerges is beyond belief…”
Ilja Rautsi wrote the screenplay, and Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkila, Jani Volanen, Oiva Ollila, and Reino Nordin star.
Doing some digging, we had previously learned that a birdlike creature is hatched and Tinja names it Alli and hides it in her closet. She feeds the bird vomit and it gradually transforms into Tinja’s doppelganger. “Tinja’s buried aggression and jealousy pushes Alli into increasingly violent attacks until no one is safe.”
Star Wars, Jurassic World and Prometheus veteran Gustav Hoegen serves as animatronics(!) designer, and effects make-up designer Conor O’Sullivan has worked on “Game of Thrones”, X-Men: First Class and The Hours.
Thanks to Fabien for sending the link over.