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Teaser poster and photos locked in for Sundance lycanthropic variation “MY ANIMAL”

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | News


Personal transformation has more than one meaning in this film.

MY ANIMAL, directed by Jacqueline Castel from a script by Jae Matthews, will world-premiere at the Sundance Film Festival January 22 at 11:55 p.m. at The Ray Theatre. It stars Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Amandla Stenberg (BODIES BODIES BODIES), genre vet Stephen McHattie, Heidi Von Palleske, Cory Lipman and Joe Apollonio; the synopsis: “Heather [Menuez], an outcast teenage goalie, longs to play on the hockey team of her small northern town. She meets and falls in love with newcomer Jonny [Stenberg], an alluring but tormented figure skater. The girls’ relationship blossoms despite Heather’s struggles with her alcoholic mother [Von Palleske], her hidden sexual orientation, and a familial curse that transforms her into a feral wolf under the full moon. Heather and Jonny’s secret tryst soon clashes against the conformity of their small community, exposing dangerous truths and igniting a passionate, violent night of personal transformation.”

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,, 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.