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An unusual new poster appears for Sundance shocker “PIERCING,” from “EYES OF MY MOTHER” director

Thursday, January 18, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Following up his acclaimed THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, writer/director Nicolas Pesce adapted a novel by AUDITION author Ryu Murakami to make PIERCING, which world-premieres at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend. A new poster has just been released; see it after the jump.

PIERCING, which Pesce first told us about here, has its debut screening at Sundance this Saturday, January 20 at 11:59 p.m., followed by several more showings over the following week. Christopher Abbott (IT COMES AT NIGHT) and Mia Wasikowska (CRIMSON PEAK) star, and the soundtrack boasts an assortment of score selections from classic Italian giallo films. The synopsis: “Reed [Abbott] is going on a business trip. He kisses his wife and infant son goodbye, but in lieu of a suitcase filled with clothes, he’s packed a toothbrush and a murder kit. Everything is meticulously planned: check into a hotel and kill an unsuspecting victim. Only then will he rid himself of his devious impulses and continue to be a good husband and father. But Reed gets more than he bargained for with Jackie [Wasikowska], an alluring call girl who arrives at his room. First, they relax and get in the mood, but when there’s an unexpected disruption, the balance of control begins to sway back and forth between the two. Is he seeing things? Who’s playing whom? Before the night is over, a feverish nightmare will unfold, and Reed and Jackie will seal their bond in blood.”

Look for more on PIERCING at this site in the near future!

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.