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“SEPARATION,” from “THE BOY” director, gets a release date, trailer & poster

Thursday, March 25, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

There’s a whole group of malevolent puppets creating the fear in this movie.

Open Road releases SEPARATION to theaters April 30. Directed by William Brent Bell (THE BOY and its sequel) from a script by Nick Amadeus and Josh Braun, it stars Rupert Friend, Brian Cox, Madeline Brewer, Mamie Gummer, Violet McGraw. The synopsis: “8-year-old Jenny [McGraw] is constantly caught in the middle of the feuding between her lawyer mother Maggie [Gummer] and artist father Jeff [Friend]. She leads a lonely but imaginative life, surrounded by puppets called ‘Grisly Kin,’ which are based on the works of her father. When Maggie is tragically killed in a hit-and-run, Jeff and Jenny try to piece together a new life. But when Maggie’s father [Cox] sues for custody, and babysitter Samantha [Brewer] tries to be the new woman of the house, life in their Brooklyn townhome takes a dark turn. The puppets and frightening characters come to life and Jenny is the only person who can see them. When the motives of the ghoulish creatures become clear, the lives of everyone are put very much in jeopardy.”

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.