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Boston Underground Film Festival returns with “HATCHING,” “YOU WON’T BE ALONE” and more!

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Always a showcase for fine fear fare, it’s got a great lineup for its first physical festival since 2019.

The 22nd annual Boston Underground Film Festival takes place March 23-27 at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. Over those five days, the fest will host a genre feast that includes:

  • New England premiere of Goran Stolevski’s witchcraft thriller YOU WON’T BE ALONE, starring Noomi Rapace
  • New England premiere of Hanna Bergholm’s coming-of-age/body-horror opus HATCHING (pictured; see review here)
  • New England premiere of Eskil Vogt’s THE INNOCENTS, about a group of children discovering their frightening powers
  • England premieres of two from Gaspar Noé: VORTEX, a study of aging starring Dario Argento, and the occult tale LUX ÆTERNA
  • Justin Kurzel’s Australian true-crime shocker NITRAM
  • East Coast premiere of Addison Heiman’s HYPOCHONDRIAC, in which a man undergoes inexplicable physical afflictions
  • Chloe Okuno’s WATCHER, with IT FOLLOWS’ Maika Monroe as an American woman in Bucharest dealing with a stalker
  • Anita Rocha da Silveira’s MEDUSA, with Christian young women punishing sinners to the extreme
  • Avalon Fast’s end-of-innocence psychodrama HONEYCOMB
  • New England premiere of Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman’s Afrofuturist/cyberpunk/Afropunk sci-fi musical NEPTUNE FROST
  • New England premiere of Philipp Virus’ documentary FREAKSCENE: THE STORY OF DINOSAUR, JR.

There will also be the East Coast premiere of a new restoration of THE NEST, the killer-cockroach flick from Roger Corman and director Terence H. Winkless, and a 40th-anniversary kids’ screening of Don Bluth’s THE SECRET OF NIMH, plus a large selection of short films. Tickets will go on sale and the schedule will be revealed tomorrow at the festival’s official website and the Brattle’s official site.

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.