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Exclusive poster for Jim Cummings’ psychosexual thriller “THE BETA TEST”

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | Exclusives, News


The creator of THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW now explores different kinds of animal instincts.

IFC Films releases THE BETA TEST to select theaters and VOD/digital platforms November 5. Jim Cummings wrote and directed with PJ McCabe, and the two also star along with Virginia Newcomb, Kevin Changaris, Olivia Grace Applegate and Jessie Barr. The synopsis: “A married Hollywood agent [Cummings] receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous sexual encounter and becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lying, murder and infidelity.”

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,, 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.