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Shudder rolls Frankensteinian Original Film “BIRTH/REBIRTH”

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | Uncategorized


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 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).