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Exclusive trailer reveals the weirdness of “THE FIFTH THORACIC VERTEBRA,” coming next month

Thursday, September 14, 2023 | Exclusives, News


It’s an award-winning plunge into strange cinema from South Korea.

IndiePix Films will give THE FIFTH THORACIC VERTEBRA its debut North American release on the IndiePix Unlimited SVOD service October 20. Winner of the Best Director and Audience Awards at Bucheon Fantastic Film Festival and a Special Mention at Fantasia, it was written and directed by Syeyoung Park and stars Jihyeon Park, Hyein Moon and Seokyoung Haam. The synopsis: “After a mysterious mold starts spreading across the surface of an abandoned mattress, a sentient creature begins to take shape from within. Feasting on its unsuspecting victims’ vertebrae while they rest, the creature grows stronger, finding nourishment not only in the bones and sinew it assimilates but also in the hopes, fears, and emotions of all those it encounters.”

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).