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Shudder rolls Frankensteinian Original Film “BIRTH/REBIRTH”

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

It’s the debut feature from award-winning short filmmaker Laura Moss (FRY DAY).

Shudder has announced the start of production on BIRTH/REBIRTH, which Moss is directing from a script she wrote with Brendan J. O’Brien; Mali Elfman (NEXT EXIT) and David Grove Churchill Viste (THE WIND) are producing. The cast is headed by Marin Ireland (pictured, from THE DARK AND THE WICKED and THE EMPTY MAN), Judy Reyes, AJ Lister, Breeda Wool and Monique Gabriela Curnen. The synopsis: “BIRTH/REBIRTH is a psychological horror film about motherhood and creation, inspired by Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN. The film is centered around a single mother [Reyes] and a childless morgue technician [Ireland] who are bound together by their relationship to a re-animated little girl [Lister].”

“I am over the moon to be working with Shudder to finally bring this project to life,” Moss says. “It’s been gestating for a long time and I’m so proud of the cast and crew we have assembled to make it happen.”

Says Shudder general manager Craig Engler, “We’re thrilled to be working with Laura and their amazing cast on this unique, wrenching take on a classic tale. BIRTH/REBIRTH is a fantastic blend of psychological and body horror, sure to electrify our members.”

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.