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Aussie chiller “SURROGATE,” with “WOLF CREEK” star, gets release dates & trailer

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A hit on indie regional release Down Under, it also features one of the cast of the TV classic “V”.

SURROGATE, directed by feature first-timer David Willing from a script he wrote with Beth King, will first hit TVOD September 2 on Amazon, and then becomes available September 16 on Tubi and GoogleTV via Indie Rights. WOLF CREEK’s Kestie Morassi, “V’s” Jane Badler, Louise Siverson, Taysha Furragia, Ellie Stewart and Ellie Tevelis star; the synopsis: “SURROGATE tells of Natalie Paxton [Morassi], a single mother and nurse, who falls mysteriously ill and struggles to stop her family from being destroyed.”

“I was looking to do another horror film,” Morassi says, “but hadn’t found the right project until I read SURROGATE and was really impressed with how well it was written.” Adds Willing, “My favorite horror films are great pieces of drama that then add the scares, such as THE RING, THE OTHERS and THE EXORCIST, all of which influenced SURROGATE. Fans of horror and cinema alike can expect an exciting and terrifying ghost story with an intriguing mystery and plenty of scares in 90 minutes!”

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.