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Feast your eyes on the new trailer for IFC Midnight’s “A BANQUET”

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Starved for a good horror film about familial dysfunction? You’ll want to check this one out.

IFC Midnight releases A BANQUET to select theaters and on VOD/digital platforms February 18. Directed by Ruth Paxton and scripted by Justin Bull, it stars Sienna Guillory (Jill Valentine in the RESIDENT EVIL films), Jessica Alexander, Ruby Stokes and Lindsay Duncan (BODY PARTS). The synopsis: “Widowed mother Holly [Guillory] is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey [Alexander] experiences a profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in service to a higher power. Bound to her newfound faith, Betsey refuses to eat but loses no weight. In an agonizing dilemma, torn between love and fear, Holly is forced to confront the boundaries of her own beliefs.”

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.