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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 in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).