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IFC Midnight dates award-winning “THE INNOCENTS,” about dangerous child’s play

Thursday, January 13, 2022 | News


The genre banner’s strong international slate for the first half of 2022 just keeps growing.

To a lineup that includes A BANQUET, BARBARIANS and HATCHING, IFC Midnight has added the Norwegian chiller THE INNOCENTS (no relation to the 1961 classic), coming to select theaters, VOD and digital platforms May 13. Written and directed by Eskil Vogt (who won awards at last year’s Fantastic Fest and Sitges for the film), it stars Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brysmo Ramstad, Morten Svartveit, Sam Ashraf, Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim and Ellen Dorrit Petersen. The synopsis: “During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal mysterious powers. But what starts out innocent soon takes a dark and violent turn in this gripping supernatural thriller.”

See THE INNOCENTS’ original trailer below, and look for more on the movie here as it nears release!

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).