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Isolation horror film “THE SEEDING” takes root in January; new trailer and poster

Thursday, December 7, 2023 | News


The Tribeca Film Festival world premiere is heading for wider release next year.

Magnet Releasing will bring THE SEEDING to select theaters and VOD January 26. Written and directed by filmmaker/artist Barnaby Clay, who has won awards for his short work, it stars Scott Haze and Kate Lyn Sheil (V/H/S, YOU’RE NEXT, SHE DIES TOMORROW). The synopsis: “In THE SEEDING, a hiker lost in the desert takes refuge with a woman living alone, and soon discovers that she might not be there willingly.”

“THE SEEDING deals with big themes, but in a small, contained way,” Clay says, “almost like a brutal adult version of a children’s story or fable–something to bore under your skin and stick around for a while. I hope, like all great horror, it speaks some truth about human nature, even if it’s a side we’d rather not see.”

Artist Akiko Stehrenberger created the poster seen below, and Clay says, “Akiko’s artwork for the film is perfection. I was so happy when I saw the finished poster because not only was it stunning, but I really felt she created something that truly represents the film, stylistically and thematically. I’m so happy to have this be ’the face’ of this movie.”

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).