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First look: Poster for Steven Soderbergh-produced body-horror film “PERFECT,” plus trailer

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | Exclusive, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Things don’t go PERFECT for a man who tries to improve his mind at the expense of his body in the upcoming science-fiction thriller. We’ve got a first look at the poster, along with the trailer and release details.

Following a successful festival tour beginning with a premiere at last year’s SXSW, PERFECT will open theatrically May 17 at New York City’s Village East Cinemas and May 24 at Los Angeles’ Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts, followed by an exclusive VOD launch June 21 on Breaker.io. Directed by Eddie Alcazar from a script by Ted Kupper, with Steven Soderbergh as an executive producer and music by Flying Lotus, the movie stars Garrett Wareing, Courtney Eaton, Tao Okamoto, Maurice Compte and Abbie Cornish. The synopsis: “PERFECT introduces Garrett Wareing as an emotionally troubled young man. His mother [Cornish] sends him to a clinic, where modernist serenity whispers soothing promises of perfection. By planting plug-and-play characteristics directly into his own body, he is relieved of his dark, twisted visions, but his body pays the price for purity of mind.” The poster seen below was created by Neil Kellerhouse; you can find out more about the film at its official website and Instagram.

 

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.