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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 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).