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New trailer and poster for award-winning sci-fi drama “THE ARTIFICE GIRL” appear

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | News


The superior AI drama/thriller sees release later this month.

XYZ Films brings THE ARTIFICE GIRL to theaters and VOD/digital platforms April 27. Winner of the Best International Feature prize at last year’s Fantasia International Film Festival, it made its U.S. premiere at last month’s SXSW Film Festival and was written and directed by Franklin Ritch. Tatum Matthews, Sinda Nichols, David Girard, Ritch and Lance Henriksen (in his best recent role) star; the synopsis: “The story follows a small team of special agents who discover a revolutionary computer program that uses a digital child to catch on-line predators. After teaming up with the program’s troubled developer, they soon find that the AI’s inevitable advancement is far more rapid and incalculable than they could have imagined, posing unforeseen challenges and unsettling consequences for the future of technology and mankind.”

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).