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Sundance psychothriller “HUMAN FACTORS” sets release, unveils trailer

Monday, April 11, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Following a lengthy festival tour that began at Sundance 2021, the European creeper sees wider exposure next month.

Dark Star Pictures will release HUMAN FACTORS to theaters in New York and Los Angeles May 6, followed by a digital release May 24. Written and directed by Ronny Trocker, it stars Sabine Timoteo, Mark Waschke, Jule Hermann and Wanja Valentin Kube. The synopsis: “At the advertising agency they co-own, French-German couple Nina [Timoteo] and Jan [Waschke] have signed a new politically charged client, forcing them to confront their clashing priorities. To escape mounting tensions at work, they whisk their kids, Max [Kube] and Emma [Hermann], away to their seaside vacation home. But what’s meant to be an idyllic off-season retreat turns sinister when a mysterious home invasion sets everything off balance. Though at first the aftermath brings the family closer, as they try to put the incident into perspective, their accounts of what took place begin to unravel alongside the couple’s faith in each other.”

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.